The third object I shot during the night of Jan-2nd to Jan-3rd. Also, my first attempt to shoot unattended. After setting the parameters and the started the sequence, I went to sleep. However, during the night, some clouds came in and did hide the galaxy, so I had to sort these pictures out. My attempt […]
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Deep Sky photography using the Skywatcher EQM-35 with SynScan Goto
As mentioned in previous post, I processed the Pleiades pictures taken on Jan-2nd. I am quite happy with the result, much better than the previous shots of that object.
After several weeks with only grey sky, January 2nd was clear skies and I took the opportunity to shoot some objects. First I tried to shoot the Lowers’ Nebulae but it was too low at the sky so the house roof came into the view and I had to abort this session. Next object were […]
Last night was clear, so I took the opportunity for another shooting session. This time my object was the Messier 33 or Triangulum Galaxy. Still not 100% worked out with Pixinsight, especially with the background extraction to avoid bigger colour shifts, but alright for now. The shooting parameters can be seen from below. The […]
I did a rework of the former shot of the Pelican Nebula and the Pleiades. The Pelican now comes out much better than in the previous work using only Photoshop. Not fully happy with the Pleiades picture. Seems to be still very noisy and the structures are not how I’d like to have them. However, […]
I re-developed for a third time the previous shot Andromeda Galaxy image. As said, the learnings have to be done, the data is already there in the images. This – for now – last rework of that image is what is satisfying enough. Greater images can only be done by having spot-on focus, which I […]
Last night I was waiting for the intended object to rise. Since my gear was ready before, I took the opportunity to shoot my first nebula images. The NGC 7000 image was done with 40 lights and 10 darks at 60 seconds using ISO 1600 on my D800. The IC 5070 image was done with […]
My first reasonable picture using the Skywatcher 130/650 PDS; therefore this is to be seen as the first light for the scope. I have done several tests with the Nikon D80 but that never turned out well. So, I returned to the D800 with all the drawbacks such camera has. The sky was clear, no […]
For these pictures the normal workflow does not apply and there are much more steps needed than (for example) in landscape photography. I studied some workflows from others and reworked the Andromeda picture. Still far away from what I would like to get, but better than the last one.
Wiki: In astronomy, first light is the first use of a telescope (or, in general, a new instrument) to take an astronomical image after it has been constructed. So, here we go, the first set of images taken with the Skywatcher EQM-35… Well, not really successful, but also a small first achievement. Last night I equipped the […]