Some images with new SX camera and OAG and AG12
Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:04 AM
With an observatory now to keep me out of the wind and dew now, I wanted to have finer image scale and finer guiding via Off-Axis guide to go that next step in resolution for galaxies and planetary nebulae etc, so welcome the venerable Starlightxpress SXVR-H694 with SX OAG unit, Loadstar and SX USB filterwheel: http://www.pbase.com...108788/original
Here are the first four images taken with the new system in order:
1) NGC 5189 in Musca (3' X 2'): http://www.pbase.com...209938/original
2) M17 The Swan Nebula: http://www.pbase.com...299577/original
3) The Bug Nebula in Scorpio (3' X 2'): http://www.pbase.com...523955/original
4) M16 The Eagle Nebula: http://www.pbase.com...533136/original
If you click on the image once it opens you can see the full frame versions and other crops.
No dark frames or flats were used in these images, I now simply dither guide using Astroart5 which controls everything - its great!
A galaxy or galaxies will be next once the moon goes away
The observatory has changed my imaging life too : http://www.pbase.com...288349/original
Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:18 PM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:39 AM
Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:46 AM
That pesky breeze when it comes, is now of no concern while imaging YAY!! :-)