Sunday night, 6/13/10
: Wow......pretty much a total repeat of Friday night. My guiding is not working, and at this point I am clueless about what piece of equipment is failing......connection to the computer, the camera, the software????
Soooooo, for the time being, I am back to short 60 second exposures. Disappointing to say the least!
The sky was similar to Friday night.....hazy and light. Far less dew, but windy early, and high wispy clouds kept drifting over after midnight, until the sky brightened at 3:30am. I would get a decent frame, and then suddenly a washed out frame.
M27, the Dumbbell Nebula:
33 subs @ 60 seconds per sub, ISO 800
49 of 57 subs @ 60 seconds per sub, ISO 800
Orion 6" imaging Newtonian, CG5 GT mount, Canon 350D (unmodified)
Captured in Nebulosity
aligned and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Processed in Photo Shop Elements with Carboni tools and Gradient exterminator