Night sky through a compact’s lens

I’ve been meaning to try photographing the moon with my Canon G12 for some time now; I finally got around to it, and I turned the camera on Orion, too, while I had stars on my mind. 🙂 I do wish I had a better tripod, as my mini one tends to drift a bit when the camera’s tilted, its center of weight pulling it off in one direction. But to be able to take photos like this of the night sky on a compact camera…we really do live in the future. You know that, right?

ISO 80, f/8, 1/100s. 4 Mar 2012.

ISO 80, f/4.5, 15s. 6 Mar 2012.