Frigid temperatures and an abundance of snow were our companions as we hunted for the perfect Christmas tree.
Ocean Shores, WA December 9, 2013, snow day! A half mile from the Pacific Ocean we have frozen canals and partially frozen lakes, with snow coming down.
The image of Orion is a stack of 20-second exposures ISO 1600(a total of 11 minutes) taken with an Orion short tube 80mm
guide scope and a Nikon D3000 DSLR. The full image of the moon was taken at 1/80 sec. with an ISO 100. The close up image was taken with a 2.5X Barlow.