Having not been to a dark site in a few years, I decided to take my stuff out to the front driveway last night. Despite having 3 sodium vapour streetlights shining in my eyes and cars with blazing headlight going to and fro...I didn't do to bad. I knew I'd be hampered by the fir trees on the hill above me but I persevered. I wanted to go somewhere into the constellation of Saggitarius which is loaded with astronomical gems.
My target was M8 and I was very surprised. I got about 1.5 hours of imaging time between the fir trees and light pollution. I used my new ASI1600MC-s and WO Zenithstar 103.
I managed to keep 13 - 5 minute frames for processing, which I have not yet done. But here is just ONE sub-frame with the Bayer matrix quickly removed by a Gaussian blur in CS6.
I will be doing all my calibrations in PI as soon as I get a chance. But despite the light pollution, I hope this gives others a hope that you can still get some decent images regardless of
your lighting surroundings. Comments most welcomed. Thanks for looking, I will post the colour image shortly.