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Well, its been a long time coming but finally managed to get something captured and processed of this season. I have captured a handful of nights in the past month but am struggling to get much out of them but I do need to spend more time on the raw data so there might be some more in there. Despite the altitude, I'm fairly happy with this result considering the size of the scope compared to other observers in the forum. I think the colour is a little off so will look to correct at some point but wanted to get something up in the gallery for now.
Clear skies and good luck imaging to you all, especially the UK based observers.
By Tyson M
Good day fellow SGL members,
I was out last night imaging the moon. This imaging run turned out fairly good, which in turn, sort of makes up for the fact I ruined a brand new refractor by accidentally dropping it on concrete and shattering the objective of my contrasty Vixen 81S. Very disappointed as it was my favorite visual scope, but it was late and all I can do is learn from my mistake.
3 min vid with FC, AS!3, RS6, Gimp
By Tyson M
Good day fellow SGL members!
Not even minus 30 C could discourage me from going out on a clear night on the weekend where I don't have to be up early.
Nearly froze solid, as the night progressed to lower temps and a windchill of purportedly minus 43 celsius. I don't think I experienced that low, but I didn't stay for longer than just over an hour, with a couple breaks to the warm house or garage.
Got a bit of visual in as well. Just a 13mm nagler and scanning around on the DSV-M mount.
FC, AS!3, ImPPG, Gimp
By Tyson M
I have taken a brief break in my studies to image the moon, now that it is getting higher in elevation during winter.
Quick and dirty, guerilla style imaging with some new gear. Time seems to be getting less and less for me these days.
TS72mm F5.5 apo, ZWO ASI120mm, Skywatcher Star Adventurer
By Pete Presland
While "working" today thoughts always turn to all things astronomy.
I was thinking about, image scale of about 0.25 arc seconds/pixel for my white light imaging with the Evostar 120mm. Using my DMK21 I have to push the focal length up to 4500mm to achieve 0.25". With the ASI120mm its only 3000mm for 0.24".
I am guessing I should be using the ASI120 at least for white imaging? Surely imaging at a much shorter FL but retaining the same resolution is going to be more forgiving to the conditions.
I do use the DMK21 for H/A, but that is due to the lack newton rings problem associated with the ASI.