Picture taken by John Kirchhoff
Image of M42 & M43 by Patrick Stonehouse of Wolverine, Michigan.
Photograph of the sun taken in March of 2003 in Florida. This is just before the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico. Big sun spot in upper right and a few smaller, less defined ones at middle right. The middle right ones show up better on the slide but didn't make it thru the compression stage too well.
This was taken in the winter from my back porch in Oregon, OH several years back. I was still shooting Nikon for this one, so this was done without the help of image stabilization.