Popular Post Carastro Posted April 7, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted April 7, 2022 (edited) I have been trying to capture this target over a number of years. In 2017 I took an Ioptron Sky tracker to Spain with a DSLR and got an image, then I went back in 2018 and took a CCD camera and same set up. However I was using cheap camera lenses and I never liked the star shapes. They are still not brilliant but a darn site better than previously. Now I have a Samyang 135mm lens and decided I would like to try to get some better luminance, but not planning a trip to Spain again. So I attempted to get some data from East Sussex where I was camping at the weekend, this time using a proper tracking mount and could do 600sec exposures, but it didn;t rise until 1.30am and took a while to lift itself out of the murk. So I only ended up with 8 usable Luminance subs.I would still love to be able to do this target justice, but I think unless I moved abroad or used data from a remote observatory which is not for me as I like to do the whole job myself, I think I have to accept the limitations of what i am able to achieve.4 hours DSLR in Spain, and I only used the Luminance taken last weekend, and the FOV chopped off half of Rho Orphiucci, so looks like I will still need another go at some stage.8 x 600 luminance 1 hour 20minsSo total of 5hours 20mins. Carole Edited April 7, 2022 by Carastro 13 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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