A few nights ago, Chris (Astrogate on NSN) put on an excellent show using his MCX2 and trying out the CCD mode in the Mallincam. This mode is basically just AGC at zero, or no gain and produces much nicer stars. Anyhow I managed to roll out of bed this morning at 4am to do a few tests and captured a few quick shots of M42 here using my C8. These were done at F8 so just over 1600mm FL and I was not guiding. There was no filter (and it was a full moon!) and I did not have dark frame subtraction or hot pixel removing or anything. Matter of fact I was testing a new laptop so basically had nothing at all tweaked in Miloslick, not even the histogram (yeah i am lazy, or just still sleepy)
Anyhow, thought I'd post. Next week I will try and get some fainter DSOs in CCD mode, but will have to guide and stack probably to make them look as pretty as M42 with zero tweaking!