Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep28_banner.thumb.jpg.b94278254f44dd38f3f7ee896fe45525.jpg

Sign in to follow this  
steppenwolf

The Horsie Rides again!

Recommended Posts

Had another go at the Horsehead tonight (set the alarm for 03.00 and actually got up!) and managed 22 x 300 second frames but was plagued by guiding issues - more to come on that issue in another thread!

horsehead_191007.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stunning detail and very smooooth. Top draw. :D

Mike.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What scope and CCD did you use ?

Skywatcher 10" Reflector and Starlight Xpress SXVF-H9C mounted on a Skywatcher EQ6 mount, guided.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a 'cracker' Steve, and you pretty much managed to keep Alnitak out of the 'frame'.

A very nice image indeed, well done!!

BTW, 10 out of 10 for having the enthusiasm to get out of a warm bed. Like KK, I'll wait until the 'horse' appears at a more civilised hour. :D

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No comedy here Steve, just admiration of a superb image. A real humdinger.

Ron. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your supportive comments folks. I am pleased that I got up early to image this but didn't feel that at the time - it was just so cold!

For some reason I am fighting a bit of a losing battle with auto-guiding at the moment and this image was more of a challenge than it should have been. The Horsehead that I took earlier in the week didn't have this problem, in fact I was particularly pleased with the way the mount was tracking and as nothing has changed in between the two sessions (even the camera orientation is identical), I am at a loss to understand what has gone wrong and it seems a minor tragedy to spend time fiddling with the mount using up precious imaging opportunities but I guess it will just have to be done. I am going to document the problem in another thread over the weekend in the hope that you may be able to offer suggestions for what is going wrong because the problem is quantifiable and, I hope, resolvable.

Your comments good or bad are always appreciated!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.