Been a while since I last went out, due to cloud and timing of the clear nights, all ways when im on morning shift.
During this time I’ve done a system swap from my Olympus E-510 to a Canon EOS1100D. got same kit off the bay, 2 zooms and a flash gun.
Now have to get the old stuff sold.
Saturday 12 September
Got a few hours in last night, Visual only with the 150p on the EQ 3-2, with new motor upgrade.
- M39 open cluster
- The perseus double cluster
- M103 open cluster
All were stunning especially the double cluster. It amazing how rich Casseopia and perseus region is.
On each of these I gave first light to my new EOS 1100D.
I was most impressed, I was getting 2 min tracked subs on the mount. I also gave first light to the Baader MPCC mk 3 which was excellent.
I didn’t do any calibrating frames as I was only giving a few exposures to see how long I could get on the mount and I was expecting clouds.
Im looking forward to giving the whole imaging setup a good run now after those results. I think the target has to be the double cluster.
Im on afternoons this coming week and a week off after that so Im also going to get the camera with the 70-300 lens and do some tracked wide shots on the EQ3-2.