Re: [ap-gto] A late season M45


Mar 5, 2013

 


----------------------------

#39784 Mar 5, 2013

Hello all,



I started down this wild, wooly and fantastic journey of imaging DSO's with CCD's almost ten years ago. In all those years, I had never imaged the Pleiades. Why? I was following a rule of thumb from back then that I believe is still a standing recommendation by CCD manufacturers (unless that recommendation has been updated since): use NABG cameras for imaging in light-polluted sites, ABG for dark skies. As I was imaging from our back yard, I picked NABG over ABG cameras. And I was never daring enough to fight the massive blooms that shooting the Pleiades would incur.



That finally changed two years ago when I bought an STL-11000 from a friend. I didn't get much of a chance to use it though, as I was focused on imaging at our remote site, which had our NABG camera. I finally moved the STL-11K down to our remote site a few months ago, and bolted it onto our FSQ-106. This image represents the first light taken with this combination at our dark site.



This was shot late in the season as I only got the equipment configured last month (February), so it's a little past the peak of this target. But I had to shoot something that represents the "why buy an ABG camera" all too well. My imaging time was shorter than I would like, so I'm pretty delighted with what I was able to pull out anyway given the relatively short (for me!) total exposure time.



www.skiesbyafrica.com/Clusters/M45.html



Questions, comments and suggestions always welcome.



Thanks,

Eric



----------------------------

#39786 Mar 6, 2013

Simply awesome

Suresh



Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 6, 2013, at 8:58 AM, "Eric" eja24601@...> wrote:



> Hello all,

>

> I started down this wild, wooly and fantastic journey of imaging DSO's with CCD's almost ten years ago. In all those years, I had never imaged the Pleiades. Why? I was following a rule of thumb from back then that I believe is still a standing recommendation by CCD manufacturers (unless that recommendation has been updated since): use NABG cameras for imaging in light-polluted sites, ABG for dark skies. As I was imaging from our back yard, I picked NABG over ABG cameras. And I was never daring enough to fight the massive blooms that shooting the Pleiades would incur.

>

> That finally changed two years ago when I bought an STL-11000 from a friend. I didn't get much of a chance to use it though, as I was focused on imaging at our remote site, which had our NABG camera. I finally moved the STL-11K down to our remote site a few months ago, and bolted it onto our FSQ-106. This image represents the first light taken with this combination at our dark site.

>

> This was shot late in the season as I only got the equipment configured last month (February), so it's a little past the peak of this target. But I had to shoot something that represents the "why buy an ABG camera" all too well. My imaging time was shorter than I would like, so I'm pretty delighted with what I was able to pull out anyway given the relatively short (for me!) total exposure time.

>

> www.skiesbyafrica.com/Clusters/M45.html

>

> Questions, comments and suggestions always welcome.

>

> Thanks,

> Eric

>

>





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



Contact Us
This Site's Privacy Policy
Google's privacy policies

S
e
n
i
o
r
T
u
b
e
.
o
r
g