Hello CN community,
Being in the Marines has given me a great opportunity for imaging. Being here on Twenty-Nine Palms base gives me access to some of the darkest skies in California. So, I'm going to hone in my astrophotography skills once again after a nearly 7 month hiatus. This where I need to be pointed in the right direction.
For this, my primary targets are mainly LBN and LDN objects. My telescope of choice is the spacecat 51 with a ZWO 1600mm Cool.
What should my ideal exposure time be?
How much data would be needed to get a nice image?
For these projects, I will probably stack in DSS or PI. Post processing will be in PI.
What type of processing techniques in PI would bring out the most nebula without taking in a ton of noise?