The 42nd object in the catalogue of Messier (M42) is called the Orion Nebula. We’ve recently taken delivery of our better quality CCD camera, which is an Atik 383L+ and we tried it for the first time tonight. We (Sunayana and I) got this image of the Orion Nebula, which is not bad for a start. We also got one with a shorter exposure
As you can see it’s sharper. Perhaps we need to stack images and see if we can get the sharpness with the cloud details as well. But we didn’t get very far. But the camera works!
We were going to go for something else but we run out of batteries… Our car battery is flat because we’ve been using the dew heater to stop dew from building up. I guess we’ll try again when the weather is clear again.
What are your exposure details? Get an hours worth of intergration and that will look fabulous.
much less than an hour, but we are drifting, mount not balanced, north alignment not done, being lazy. Ideally we would also have some tracking system.
My images are using an LT6 on a AltAz Goto mount.
Hi Guy, so you aren’t using any filters? Just a digital camera? What does DSS and CS6 mean?
My comment is a bit late, so you’ve probably figured it out by now…
DSS stands for “DeepSkyStacker”, a pre-processing freeware available here (http://deepskystacker.free.fr/English/index.html) and CS6 is Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop).
I had set this to get notifications! I didn’t.
I don’t use filers, just the DSLR and scope. Your questions were answered well by ^^^