First result with the C11 that I’m happy with. A 2 day old crescent moon sitting in the west just below Venus – a very nice sight indeed.
I even looked through the eyepiece!
This is a 15 pane mosaic with the DMK21 and C11.
Managed to get out yesterday with the PST and also used red insulation tape (rather a lot) to make the White light filter I have, that fits the ED80, fit the ST102.
I have never really been that happy with my white light imaging attempts in the past, and because of that I haven’t tried for years. Must be at least 5 years since I last tried.
Quite pleased with these though…
Then it clouded over! Well it is the UK. But 30 minutes later the clouds had gone and I managed to get out some more with the PST
The Veil Nebula.
25 x 10 minutes in Ha
10 x 10 minutes in OIII
2 x 15 minutes in SII
There was pretty much nothing there in a 15 minute sub of SII. I don’t have the SII filter anymore. But I suspect you’d need a hell of a lot more than 15 minutes to get anything workable.
Not sure about the colour mapping on this though!
Just a little jaunt out, looking forward to winter.
This is a Skywatcher ST102 4″ F5 Achromat, with a Baader 7nm Ha filter. Guided using a SX Lodestar and SX OAG.
22 x 10 minutes.
Its been a while since I’ve mentioned how dangerous view the Sun can be.
***DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT HAVING THE CORRECT FILTERS TO SAFELY DO IT – YOU WILL GO BLIND, EVEN A QUICK PEEK MAY BE ENOUGH***
There are a couple of lovely active regions all grouped together today.
Should be there for a day or two, so if you get a chance get out and have a look.
This was about 8 panes taken with the DMK21 and PST with the TV 2.5 powermate. Stitched together using Imerge. Usual capture and processing software (Registax5, ICap2.3, PSCS5), gain was a little too high, but didn’t notice that till I was packing away. Exposures were 1/2000. Each frame was around the best 300 of a 2000 frame AVI.
Seriously its a lovely view, if you can have a look go for it.