For Christmas, I got a device for taking images of the stars that moves to counter-act the rotation of the earth. This means I can take images of the stars for long periods & not have star trails in the image..
Here is the 1st test of my Christmas present. It's the Orion Nebula, beneath the belt of the constellation Orion.
I've tried this before, but could only get about 1 second exposures before the star trails started appearing in the shot. This exposure is 21 seconds long & as a result has sucked in so much more light than before.
Thanks a mill to Noel from Mid Louth Camera club for heading out with myself to test out my new astro toy.