First Milky Way panorama of the season, after driving for 3 hours we weren’t going to pass up taking some shots although the cloud didn’t help.

First Milky Way panorama of the season, after driving for 3 hours we weren’t going to pass up taking some shots although the cloud didn’t help.

My latest attempt at the Orion Nebula. 4x3 minute subs

My latest attempt at the Orion Nebula. 4x3 minute subs

Eta Carinae region, 100x4 second exposures at ISO 25600 using the Samyang 800mm f8 mirror lens on a 6D using the Astrotrac TT320X.

Eta Carinae region, 100x4 second exposures at ISO 25600 using the Samyang 800mm f8 mirror lens on a 6D using the Astrotrac TT320X.

Omega Centauri, the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way consisting of approximately 10 million stars. Taken with an RC8 and NEQ6 mount.

Omega Centauri, the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way consisting of approximately 10 million stars. Taken with an RC8 and NEQ6 mount.

Milky Way setting low in the west.

Milky Way setting low in the west.

Panorama of the Milky Way setting above the Crago Observatory near the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia.

Panorama of the Milky Way setting above the Crago Observatory near the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia.

The Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our satellite galaxies at 163,000 light years away so we are seeing the galaxy how it looked 163,000 years ago. 7x90 second exposures, Canon 7D on an Astrotrac tracking mount.

The Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our satellite galaxies at 163,000 light years away so we are seeing the galaxy how it looked 163,000 years ago. 7x90 second exposures, Canon 7D on an Astrotrac tracking mount.

Uncropped re-edit of my Orion and Running man stack, 15 x 300” frames combined to produce this image.

Uncropped re-edit of my Orion and Running man stack, 15 x 300” frames combined to produce this image.