Would enjoy hearing from those with far more experience than myself what my next steps should be
or how I could improve this with the equip I'm using?
I'll eventually get into auto guiding, plate solving etc, though not til late spring
I've been unable to visually see M-1 thru my 9.25 Celestron; no doubt due to sky glow to my east.
Curious, I went out tonight, did a polar scope only alignment to see if I could capture it.
I was pleased to say the least for my first attempt.
Focusing was difficult, but did the best I could using live view magnified and manually focusing.
Nikon D300s APS-C, Un-moded
200mm f/2.8..Image shot at f/4, 90 secs unguided x10
No Flats used, only Lights, Darks and Bias.
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6R.
DSS to register and stack.
My post was all done in Adobe, though I know I have a long way to go here.
Primarily adjusted Levels, RGB curves, Noise reduction, Blend layer mask for hue/sat, unsharp mask.
I'm scaling the final image to increase it's size, though not sure if this is the best way?
Edited by Blackbelt76, 14 January 2020 - 10:39 PM.