Adam Y Posted April 12 Share Posted April 12 ... This is actually my first image taken using my new AVX mount. Still the same Celestron Nexstar 8" with a .63 focal reducer. I have incorporated an ASIAir Plus and while it does have a learning curve, the experience is transformative. The less time I spend trying to manage cables and various pieces of software, the more I have to image and learn the post-processing bit! Main camera is a ASI294MC Pro, cooled to -10C. Guide camera is a ASI290MM in a SVbony 60mm guidescope. Dithered 2 px every 3 frames (still experimenting here). I found the guiding was actually pretty spot-on - I think it could have improved with a bit better focus. Same with the main camera - I used a bahtinov mask, but I suspect the focus shifted over time. Seeing was average. 100 x 180 sec lights w uv/ir cut filter only. Might try an LP filter next time, that might help with a bit of the noise. I didn't want to go any blacker on the background. 30x each darks, flats, biases. Stacked in DSS, processed in Siril and GIMP for levels and contrast mostly. Thanks for looking! 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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