March 7, 2009

M13 against the moonlight

After 60+ days of not getting any useful images out of my cameras, the weather gods finally realised that it wasnt funny anymore, and gave me an entire night to play with the stars. The fact that I kind of messed up most of the night doesnt really count 🙂

This was taken on Friday morning, fighting the 68% illuminated moon. Its kind of washed out the colours, but I`m not all that bothered by that. Discovered some flex in the system (C11 vixen dovetail maybe?), so had to decrease the length of each sub to reduce trailing

OTA: C11 @ f/10
Guiding: Skywatcher ED80 + Starlight Xpress Lodestar + PHD
Imaging: M25C + MaximDL, 42×150s, IDAS
Stacked: DeepSkyStacker
Post Process: PSCS2

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