Dueling TOA 130's... Mine and Ken Miller's, HAS, 9/15/2007 at the annual picnic.
Be sure to scroll all the way down and see the lightning pictures.
M-27 The Dumbbell Nebula Picture
M16 Eagle Nebula (6.4 hours total exposure now, this is the pillars of creation area)
Prickly Green Spider
See Lightning pictures from Friday night, 9/14/2007, below...
Light Trails, 9/15/2007 at HAS
Southern Milky Way, 9/15/2007 at HAS
All astronomy images: Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with the TAK flattener, guided with SBIG STV, Astro-Physics AP 900GTO mount. My current image processing workflow is here. Daylight, star trail, lightning, and bug images Nikon D200, Nikon 18-200 VR lens (trails & clouds), Nikon 105mm macro lens for bugs.
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Above/Left: Lightning off to the southeast as the "cold" front pushed through on Friday, 9/14/2007. There were some spectacular flashes. I wish I would have paid attention to them sooner but I was focused on getting ready for imaging. See below for a wider view with a bit of lightning.
Lightning and star trails
The lightning off the the southeast didn't cause much of an issue with my astrophotography, and things quieted down a couple hours after dark on Friday night.