Wednesday, 30 November 2011

First attempts at M81 and M82 Galaxys



Last night was lovely and clear after heavy rain ideal conditions for star gazing so I was out there with my telescope and camera till gone 3am! But it was so worth it to find these two amazing galaxy's just above the Plough. A bit hard to find at first but spotted them with my binoculars then was able to move my scope in position and start taking some photos. This shot is 40 main images taken with an ISO of 1600 and exposure times from 1minute to 2minutes 20 seconds. Added 30 darks flats and Bias/offset shots and as usual the next day stacked in deep sky stacker and finished in Photoshop.
Really love this one.