Here’s a piggy back photo of Orion. Its 3×30 second exposures stacked in photoshop. The red star in the middle of the 3 sword stars is M42 the Orion Nebula.
Here’s a 30 second piggy back exposure of Sirus and Orion.
Here’s my first attempt at photographing M42 — Orion’s Nebula. This is a single 30 second exposure, taken with a canon 20da dslr camera and a celestron CPC 1100 fork mounted SCT. I was not eq-aligned during this shot and no guiding was taking place (auto or manual).
M42 is one of the easiest and most spectacular nebulas to see and photograph. There are a lot of problems with this photo, but I’m happy with it as a first try. Hopefully future versions will get better.