Flintstone Stargazing

October 19, 2008

M20-Trifid Nebula on 10/18/08

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Messier Objects, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 12:30 am

I’ve been very busy on the few nights that have been clear lately, so it’s been almost 3 weeks since I last posted an image. It’s getting cold out which is a mixed blessing. I get very cold in my driveway, but my camera operates better and the atmosphere is generally better for astrophotography. The image above is about an hour of exposure time made up of 1 minute exposures. I’m using autoguiding using PHD Guiding, which works super well to allow me to get subs that long. I think I’ll need to take apart my mount and readjust some things – the north-south backlash is huge and if I get that tuned, it’ll guide better. Anyway, it’s nice to be imaging again.

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1 Comment »

  1. it looks like a giant space-heart.

    Comment by DWord — November 9, 2008 @ 11:57 pm


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