I love the photograph!
Being a amateur astrophtographer I am confused by the technical jargon saying the exposre is 300 seconds with a focal length of 200mm. This should create long star trails unless you have a tripod with tracking head on it or computer sofware to manipulate the image. Can you expand on your methods?
This is the first constellation that I remember my father pointing out to me. We spent numerous winter nights looking and studying the many interesting features within this constellation. I have continued this with my daughters and now my grandson.
I just gave the basic exposure info. The mount used was the Orion Atlas EQ-G autoguided. You can get more info on my equipment and methods from my website http://www.rankinstudio.com
After it was mentioned, I did see the witches hat, shoulder, nose and a small circle, which could be an eye. In the city we can't see all this, but getting away from the city light pollution it all stands out better
Light pollution is a major issue of our day. Not only does it destroy the physical connection with the night sky, but it also wastes tons of energy! I'll be exploring this issue more in later posts.
You are my eyes...since I have no telescope. Looking forward to all the tomorrow's can hardly wait. ;)