IC 1396, from my driveway:
Nothing ventured nothing gained.....I guess. Pretty frustrating to end up with this extremely poor effort, when I don't get that many opportunities. I definitely need to figure out what is wrong with my Dec axis guiding. It was completely unacceptable.....roaming all over the map. To make matters worse, my scope was completely out of collimation, and trying to correct it on the fly was not successful. Oh, and then there was wind and high wispy clouds before the sky began to turn milky.
I ended up capturing 22 frames at 4 minutes per frame, but had to discard four of them....leaving me only an hour and 12 minutes of data. Not nearly enough on this subject. Sob! Sniff!
6" imaging Newtonian
ST80mm guide scope
Canon 350D (unmodified)
Orion StarShoot II color ccd gude camera
Captured in Nebulosity
Aligned and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Processed (poorly) in Photo Shop CS1
18 x 4 min. @ ISO 1600