Last night, I tried my hand at the Rosette Nebula. Instead of the usual Nikon D5200 I had put on the Nikon D800 this time. The nebula has a large extension and with the crop camera the angle of view might have been too small. Of the 75 lights originally made, only 44 were ultimately […]
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Deep Sky photography using the Skywatcher EQM-35 with SynScan Goto
Actually I wanted to photograph the Rosette Nebula last night. But the nebula is a bit too big for the D5200 crop camera. Therefore I postponed it for now to try it again eventually this week with the D800. As an alternative, I have programmed the software for the Iris Nebula. I had already made […]
Last night the conditions were superb for taking astrophotos again. Since it is still possible, due to the season, I wanted to photograph the M42 Orion nebula. After the problems with the equipment the night before, this time it worked perfectly. The recording data and astrometry evaluation.
After the Bode galaxies shots I programmed the software and took 175 pictures of the Iris Nebula. This ran until about 4:30 am. The recording data and astrometry evaluation.
Not a cloud in the sky. Very promising to try the Nikon D5200 on the telescope. The test candidate was M81/M82. I had already photographed them twice in the past, but with the D800. Following the recording data and the astrometry evaluation.
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 […]
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, […]