Fantastic images. A few probably dumb questions from somebody with very little knowledge of NV:
1) You mentioned exposures in your pictures - I was under the impression that NV was a live view - no stacking or long exposures....what am I missing?
2) You seem to be in a nice dark site. I live in a bortle 6 or 7 zone - would NV be worthwhile for me? I can't see anything normally. That I why I have loved EAA. But if I could see anything close to your images, then I might consider digging my money pit a little deeper.
3) Finally, how did you capture those images? Just an iPhone pointed down the eyepiece or do you have a more stable arrangement?
You have really gotten me interested in NV...
These images are not representative of what you see at the scope. At the scope it is more ‘noisy’ especially if you turn up the gain but your brain integrates to an extent. The long exposure at low ISO the Gavster used makes it look a lot less noisy. But that does not mean the view is not impressive... it is.