Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Andromeda and Omega with a small fast Newtonian

Imaging with the MTV-22S85HC-EX monochrome 1/2" chip, deep-sky Super Wide field, low amp-glow Mintron

There was a wind blowing at my exposed, south-facing field site. I captured video to DVD and managed to get just 32 frames on 256 frame accumulation. Deep Sky Stacker produced the image below:

This image of M17 (the Swan or Omega Nebula) was taken when the Moon was below the horizon.

The scope used was a Skywatcher 130P Synscan AZ GO TO Newtonian
The dust lanes in M31 showed up nicely in this fast little scope.

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