Mar13 Beginning DSO Poll!
Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:15 AM
Here's my entry, which I took from my backyard in Hagarville, Arkansas on March 6th 2013. M46 with NGC 2438 and PN G231.4+04.3 (left side).
31X120sec at ISO 800
Scope: Celestron 8" SCT
Mount: CGEM DX
Guiding: Orion SSAG with ST80
Camera: Gary Honis modified Canon T3
Reducer: Celestron f/6.3 reducer/corrector
Processing: PS CS3
Full resolution here
Here's my go at M46 and NGC2438.
Location: Gainesville, FL (suburban backyard Bortle orange zone)
Date: 3/10 and 3/14/2013
Imaging scope: Orion ST120 (120mm f5)
Camera: Orion StarShoot G3 color
Guiding: SSAG on Orion ST80 driving PHD
Capture: Nebulosity 3
Frames: 10x300s, 15x240s, appropriate darks, flat lights and flat darks
Processing: pre-processing and stacking in Nebulosity 3, initial stretch in FITS Liberator, final processing in PS CS6
Thanks for looking!
AT72ED on a CG4 with a Nikon D80.
Lights: 76 x 45" ISO 1600
DSS & Photoshop CS6
Full photo, no crop
My m46 taken in my backyard outside of Hughesville, PA
Scope Celestron C8 sct
mount Meade lxd75
camera Canon 300D
exposures 3x4min guided
stacked in DSS
Process in old Photoshop 6
SkyWatcher 5" reflector
LXD75 guided with SSAG PHD
90 minutes of 30 seconds integration.
Canon stock XSI.
Good Luck to all our entrants!
Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:27 AM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:25 PM
Let's do ...M11 for May.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:28 AM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:13 PM
Hmm, M11. Globs can be deceptively challenging...
M11 is an Open Cluster (Wild Duck Cluster)....and challenging yes, because it wont rise above the horizon till after midnight in May. Wont even be at 45 degrees apparent altitude on the night of the 10th (New Moon) here at 35 degrees N until 3:45am. You guys down south can handle it though. Good luck!
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:06 PM
Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:21 PM
If it is not too late, let's change the target to Messier 92.