Astrobdlbug Posted April 21 Share Posted April 21 First image from this year's galaxy season - I only image a few galaxies as I do not have a long focal length telescope that can fully frame many of the populat targets. I do however still enjoy imaging a few of the larger galaxies and show them in a wider field context as we transition out of nebula, through Galaxies and then take a break for a few months until astro-dark returns in late summer. This image was taken over two nights - but only 98 minutes of integration - lost quite a number due to tracking issues and clouds, in addition I had major crashes with astroberry that cut short the second night session, frustating as it was night of new moon and crystal clear all night - but that's astro imaging - wait 7 weeks to get a clear night and the equipment has a melt down..... So, although it pains me to do it, I am not going to continue using RPi-4 with Astroberry. My frustration is because I have had such a great experience with the ZWO ASIAir since buying one last July, which is also Raspberry Pi based and works extremely well and reliably. Based on the ASIAir experience I no longer ger have the patience or perseverence to try and make astroberry work with my AT106EDT based rig - it uses Moonlite motor focus, Starlight Express Lodestar for guiding with OAG, I am not changing any of that for ZWO product. My solution is that I have just bought a small BeeLink NUC, N95, runs off 12v has 4 USB 3 sockets, runs Windows 11 and I am gong to run N.I.N.A on it and hope I get significantly better reliability. I know some of you use astroberry very sucessfully, but for me it has been a bit of a love/hate relationship and my experience on Wednesday night was the final straw.M101 - NASA info: The giant spiral disk of stars, dust and gas is 170,000 light-years across — nearly twice the diameter of our galaxy, the Milky Way. M101 is estimated to contain at least one trillion stars. Pierre Méchain, one of Charles Messier’s colleagues, discovered the Pinwheel galaxy in 1781. The galaxy is located 25 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major M101 has an apparent magnitude of 7.9 Image Info Dates: 17 Apr 2023 · 19 Apr 2023 Frames: 49×120″(1h 38′) Integration: 1h 38′ Telescope: AT106EDT f/l 690mm Camera: ASI2600MC Processed with APP, PI, BlurXT, NoiseXT, GHS Bryan Annotated - as there are quite a few faint and not so faint fuzzies in the frame 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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