New Years Eve, most would be out staring at the Space Needle in large mobs of people pushing and shoving to see the fireworks. Nope, don't like the crowds, so I spent the evening staring at real space! First clear night in about 2 months.
Of course the best target in the winter skies is M42.
This is 30 exposures all at 800 ISO between 20 seconds up to 6 minutes. I used some tricks from Tony Hallas, and some other things I remember from my trip down to see Adam Block this month. Here is what I came up with.
(Click for full sized view)