Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Swan nebula with a LN300 video camera and a 150mm f/5 AZ Newtonian

A LN300 Video camera fitted with a UV/IR and a Light pollution filter was placed at the Newtonian focus of an f/5, 150P star Discovery AZ GOTO Newtonian telescope. 175 x 10.24s exposures were captured of M17 using SharpCap. 50 x 10.24s dark-frames were also captured. The best 85 frames were de-rotated, dark-frame corrected and stacked with Deep Sky Stacker:

The Omega nebula, M17

 Live view of the nebula in the SharpCap capture software