Thursday, 4 November 2021
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Saturday, 13 March 2021
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Another nice batch of images from this simple setup all taken at an ISO 16000 50sec each and about 60 or 30 lights depending on the subject stacked with 30 darks flats and bias.
I am using APT and Cartes du Ciel together at the moment to control the mount and camera but I must say I am tempted to try out NINA as it looks very good.
Thors Helmet Nebula
Sunday, 24 January 2021
A few more clear nights and I was able to get out and do a bit more imaging with my current set up still not got a guide camera yet but that will come later on.
All images were taken unguided with a canon 450d on my skywatcher eq5 pro with a skywatcher 200p being controlled by Astrophotography tool and hooked up to my laptop using an EQdirect cable to my mount.
Rosette Nebula 50sec ISO 16000 x 65 with 30 darks flats and bias Canon 450d
Current Equipment for Astrophotography
Telescope and mount: Skywatcher 200p and EQ5 Pro mount Connected to PC with eqdirect cable that bypassed the use of the hand controller and powered by a mains adapter
Camera: A Canon 450d with 10ft long cable that connects to pc and is controlled by software. Software used: Astrophotography Tool APT, Cartes du Ciel Planetarium, Ascom platform & EQmod