Orion glitters through the sodium lit clouds and tree branches in this picture taken at the
Flamsteed Observatory on the 21st February 2009 by Chris Newsome. He used a Canon 400D camera, 18 mm lens, and 30
seconds at 800ASA.
Chris Newsome took this image of Orion rising through the sodium lit sky glow of Derby from the
Society's Flamsteed Observatory on the 22nd November 2008, with a Canon 400D camera, 18 mm lens, and 30 seconds at 800ASA.
Barry Ashforth took this picture of Orion on the 28th September 2006 at
around 02:00 UT from the dark skies of North Wales.
The following image of Orion was taken by Chris Newsome on the 4th November 2005. He used a Canon EOS 300D camera
with a 55mm lens and skyglow filter, piggybacked on a driven Celestron C6N telescope. He also used DSLRFocus to focus the image. The image
comprises 3x60sec exposures at 1600 ASA which were stacked and dark subtracted in K3CCDTools. The resulting 16-bit TIFF file was processed in
Photoshop v9 (CS2) using RGB levels and curves before conversion to JPEG.
Chris Newsome took the following picture of Orion rising over the rooftops of Allestree in Derby on the 8th January 2005. He used a
Minolta Z2 digital camera piggybacked on an equatorially mounted Meade ETX-105, a 30 second exposure at 400ASA and a 38 mm focal length. The final
image was processed in Photoshop 7.
The following picture shows the Sword of Orion taken by Chris Newsome on the 6th January
2005 using a Minolta Z2 digital camera at 200 ASA. It is a combination of four 30 second exposures.