Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:14 AM
Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:19 AM
100 samples at 10 seconds, NexStar 8SE, f/6.3FLR, IDAS LPS filter, Canon XSi camera. Processed in DSS, levels and color balance with photoshop.
Frankly, I caught a dark sky fever. And that led to my ultimate demise. I went to New Mexico to do ONE good object in 4 nights. I chose M33. A formidable target and I should have stayed with it. Instead I started AP-hopping. I did only 400 or so M33 shots, then switched to M45 then to M42, then to some other targets. What a shame. On top of all of that I used a light pollution filter. Why? is beyond me now, but sounded like a good idea at the time.
I was hoping that the dark skies will lead to some miracle data. Well, now I know it does not. Not without a proper light collection.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:44 AM
This picture is done with the Canon eos 300d, again no processing or filters only resizing.
Both pictures taken in auto mode with flash off.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:26 PM
Ok Guys - since Alex started a new image thread, and linked to this one in the first post, I'm going to lock this one down. I've created another thread for discussion.