Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8” Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO Mounts: Celestron AVX Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x Dates: Nov. 9, 2020 Frames: 6×240″ Integration: 0.4 hours Avg. Moon age: 23.11 days Avg. Moon phase: 39.87% Full capture details on Astrobin.
I return to the Cigar Galaxy often… an edge on galaxy that shines brightly just off the Big Dipper in the northern sky. With blues forming a background of intricate red flares, it’s one of the more unique galaxies to photograph.
As the end of 2020 is in sight, I have a few targets to finish and complete my “Completionist Mode” version of my personal Messier Catalog. Now that the Pleaides (M45) are rising above the tree line, I captured 10 x 4 minute exposures before the top of my Skyshed dome obscured either the guider […]
After a few hit-or-miss attempts at Mars during the few clear nights we’ve had this fall, I decided to go back to hunting down galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters. Triangulum is a early fall favourite, rising high in the sky while the nights begin to dramatically lengthen. Along with Andromeda, M33 is anticipated to merge […]
When I purchased my new Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD and CGX mount in early August, I figured 2 months was plenty of time for it to arrive just in time for Mars opposition. I never have been one for planetary photography (good thing now, trees block them most of the time) but I was keen to […]