For images I shot this morning I went with a vertical orientation to include as much of the surrounding constellations and Milky way as possible.
|Canon 1000D, 18mm, ISO 1600, 30sec, F/3.5|
|Canon 1000D, 18mm, ISO 800, 30sec, F/3.5|
|10 x ISO 800 images stacked using DSS|
|Image with labels showing brightest NGC objects and stars|