I decided to try something new at my location.
I’ve always had to shoot up through the neighbor’s security lights, resulting in a lot of light pollution that I’ve needed to spend time processing out of the image.
So, I decided to take my sessions to the next level.
By the next level, I mean…I decided to place my equipment on my shop’s nice, big, flat roof!
A bit of a challenge to get everything up there, (and back down again at the end of the session) but worth the effort for my test, as now I was ABOVE the neighbor’s lights.
I chose an old favorite, M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy, 23 million light years distance.
I’ve never gotten an image that I was really happy with.
Below are images of my setup, followed by my NEW image and then my best version of my old images.
Next time you’re on your roof, over this hobby, bring your equipment with you!
Orion Xtg10 goto Alt/Azimuth telescope
ZWO 178 MC camera
Baader Planetarium Neodymium Filter
ZWO EAF focuser
M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy, 23 million light years distance
882x5 second subs survived sorting
M51 Processed in Pixinsight, Photoshop, and Topaz
Edited by kb38758, 15 June 2022 - 11:22 AM.