My attempts at astro imaging

First of the new season – NGC891


This is the first image from the winter 2016 season – I swapped over to my SCT, so am now imaging at 2000mm focal length (For comparison, 3x zoom on a digital camera is around 55mm), which is a lot more challenging!

NGC891 is a edge on spiral galaxy around 30 million light years away, in the constellation of Andromeda (The Andromeda galaxy, the furthest object you can see with the naked eye, from a dark site, is only 2m LY away)

ngc891

 

Added another 11 x 10min subs from last night, this time I used the Off Axis Guider rather than the separate 70mm frac as a guidescope. Not sure now what image is best!

bothsetsofsubs

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2 responses

  1. Cracking image, well done. Followed your link from SGL – see you at Kielder 🙂

    October 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    • Hi jayne,
      Thanks for the feedback, always good to know others appreciate my images.
      Of your at kielder pop by for a chat….. I’m going to be in a caravan with a small half length awning,hopefully in the middle section just before the bridge over to the non electric field.

      Craig

      October 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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