Images were taken with a Peltier
Cooled Modified Canon 450D (XSi). Overnight ambient temperatures
during imaging ranged between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature
of the peltier cooled camera was about 18 degrees Fahrenheit allowing
for reduced noise long exposure imaging with the DSLR.
Telescope used for imaging was
an Astro Tech 127mm ED APO Triplet refractor at prime. The Astro
Tech 127 and ED80 refractor guide scope were mounted on an Orion
Atlas EQ-G mount.
ASCOM driver was used to drive the mount directly via an EQDIR
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- The Triangulum Galaxy
- 9/10/10 - Full Frame:
40 six-minute exposures at ISO
1600 were combined using DeepSkyStacker
and reduced in size for display (1400X932). Steve Gottlieb has
guide for the NGC, IC, Humhrey/Sandage "A" objects
and extraglactic globular C39 in M33. The objects are labeled
in my image below using a mouseover.
The following image is a "mouseover
image". You will need to have scripting allowing in your
web browser for this to work. Move your mouse cursor over the
image and you will see the labels. Move the mouse cursor off the
image to remove the labels:
on and off image:
On the weekend before the star
party, as we were settng up our telescopes, some drizzle was followed
by a rainbow, insuring clear skies for the night ahead:
Two minute AVI file was captured
using a Canon 550D (T2i) in "Movie Crop Mode". This
was my first time using the movie crop mode which captures a 640
X 480 pixel area at the center of the imaging sensor. The .MOV
file was converted to an .AVI file using the software "Super"
and Registax 5 was used to stack the frames. 2X barlow was used
on 20" GOTO Starmaster with the wireless Honis
Ground Control System: