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Very intriguing thread.
Your first image in particular is very very interesting. In camera HDR is starting to show some neat benefits.
Folks should pay close attention to the stars of the Trapezium and surrounding nebula and the faint outer nebulousity. This first image really does represent a very impressive dynamic range. The second image is a much more traditional representation.
Historically to be able to represent the Orion nebula in this fashion you needed to a) with film do a lot of dodging in the darkroom or b) with digital take multiple short and longer exposure images and stack them on a PC.
Can you take us through how the camera is setup to take the combined 1, 8, and 60s exposures and how long it takes to present the final image?