Wide field views are just as much a part of astronomy as telescopes are and anyone can do astronomy with a camera mounted on a tripod!
During 2012 I had a hip replacement, which enabled me to experiment with wide field photography, as it would have been unwise to take my heavy telescope gear out on field nights.
2012-10-07 Milky Way M22 in Sagittarius 2x8sec F/1.4 50mm ISO6400
2012-06-23 Crux Region 10 mm
2012-05-22 Milky Way in Scorpius
2012-06-23 Crux Region 24 mm
2012-10-07-M6, M7 & M8 in Scorpius Sagittarius 13x8sec f1.4 50 mm ISO 1600
2012-03-30 Milky Way Pointers
2012-03-30 Scorpius Rising
2012-06-23 Southern Sky at Stargard with Sports Field Floodlighting
2012-03-30 Milky Way, Southern Cross and the Magellanic Clouds
2012-05-22 Milky Way in Centaurus, Crux and Carina
2012-02-24 Laser Beam aiming towards Orion Nebula M42
2012-03-30 Scorpius Light Pollution
2012-03-30 Milky Way, Southern Cross & Magellanic Clouds
2012-10-07 Antares Region of Scorpius, Rho Ophiucus 26×8 sec f/1.4 50 mm ISO 1600
2012-12-08 Orion Constellation in the Clouds
2012-03-24 Sunset Stars
2012-10-07 Crux and the Pointers 16×8 sec f/2.8 50 mm ISO 400
2012-12-08 Orion Constellation
2012-05-22 Coalsack, Southern Cross, Centaurus & Carina.
2012-05-22 Magellanic Clouds and Canopus
Astronomers Waiting for the Sky to Clear. Hey, guys, look behind you!
2012-10-07 Crux (the Southern Cross) in Twilight 6×8 sec f/1.4 50mm ISO 100
All images © R.Powell