Although we’ve enjoyed a nice and warm spring this year, the clouds have not been conducive to looking at pretty stars. But it looks like we’ve got a few days of nothing but sunshine coming up!
Shaking the cob webs off the telescope, I captured just under two hours of data on the dark nebula NGC 7023 (The Iris Nebula). Instead of using the DSO settings on the #QHY268C I went with the more basic “high gain” mode and was able to find a number that made sense for my dark skies.
- Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25
- Imaging cameras: QHY268C
- Mounts: Celestron CGX
- Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope
- Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
- Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer
- Dates:May 12, 2021
- Frames: 28×240″
- Integration: 1.9 hours
- Avg. Moon age: 0.63 days
- Avg. Moon phase: 0.45%