first night self guiding...
Posted By Andrew Riehl
Well, I just spent the other night playing with my new camera again. Just playing around trying to get some of my gadgets adjusted and working right. These are the first dso's Ive imaged with the st-2000 actually self guiding and what not. I'm pretty darn happy with the results, considering this was my first attempt self-guiding DSOs with this camera and I was only taking short, low-res exposures. I can hardly wait to see what I'll be able to do once I get the hang of this camera and finish my equipment tweaking. I still need to work on processing (ron w., your book is on its way here as we speak) as it's quite different from film tweaking (even though this is my second 'real' ccd camera, I've still got tons to learn) NGC891 and m1 images both self guided through nexstar 11 @ f/5.8. Both are unfiltered (i forgot to bring my ir block down to the observatory with me, the GEG reducer splits a little bit of the IR off I believe) 5 minute exposures.