Friday, 26 November 2010

Orion Nebula looking good!

Second attempt at the Orion Nebula last night this one came out really nice considering how bright it was with the full moon. Tryed various setting this one was taken with a shutter speed of 30 seconds at 200 ISO. Camera mounted on the telescope with the adapter and tracking being controlled with the motor tracking on the RA drive. Used the timer switch on ten seconds to avoid camera shake. Image was put through photo shop and the noise taken out using the layers palette and the channels section. Go through each colour on the channels and use blur to get rid of the noise speckles then press ctrl and L to bring up the box to darken the image by moving the black pointer to the right into the dark area. Its easy to fiddle about with this and get a decent image.
Really pleased with this one for a first attempt cant wait till we get some darker skies to try it out again.