From this past Wednesday night at our local dark sky site (Bortle 2-3). The California Nebula.
I had a frustrating session thanks to fickle guiding. I was constantly having to stop and restart the auto guiding. It was probably due to not being balanced, though I thought I had checked that when setting up. It could be my star tracker is in need of a re-greasing of the gears as well. I think I managed a decent image regardless of the issues, though the issues probably cost me an hour of data gathering time.
Here are the details:
Mount: iOptron Skyguider Pro
Telescope: RedCat 51
Camera: ASI183 MC Pro. Guide scope and guide camera: ZWO Mini guide scope and ASI 120 MC-S
Run through the ASIAir Plus
120 exposures at 2 minutes each for a total of 4 hours of data. 40 Darks, 100 Biases, 50 Flats
Filter: Optolong L-Enhance
Stacked and initial Processing in Siril. Processing and final save in Photoshop
Edited by RPitts62, 08 December 2023 - 12:51 PM.