We arrived earlier before sunset. A friend of mine took us there and after parking his car, we have to walk around 10-15 minutes with all those stuff like the LXD55 on a Gitzo 1415 tripod, two tents, big bottle (or bucket?!) of water, food, our other camping stuff, etc. I have two backpacks, so you know how much we took.
This is the first sight! Very lovely, taken with my Canon 450D + 200mm f2.8 at f2.8.
Extend the exposure a little bit more and you can see another view, the image of venus show diffraction pattern due to the trees. The trees were there in the first shot.
M44 by the same setup, you can see the whole cancer.
M42 by the same setup.
M36 by the same setup.
Our Location: Tai Mo Shan Campsite, this is not exactly a dark site, but it's considered to be acceptable for stargazing in Hong Kong. Skyglow can be seen from all directions. We have to go to another closeby location for observation since the camping area is surrounded by trees.
The Visual Tool: This is a Canon 10x30 IS binoculars, handy but powerful despite its relatively small aperture. Other than this one, we have a C5 with a 20mm Widescan Type III eyepiece.