Location: Near kettering Northamptonshire. Joined: 16/4/2007
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Finally I managed to get out imaging DSO's on Friday night unfortunately I'm still having problems with the modified DSLR so I think it may have to go to the dustbin as I'm still getting weird diffractions & artefacts on the images.
As it was quite windy at the darksite I just did some unguided imaging anyway & this is the best image I could come up with, initially I was taking pictures of the Orion Nebula but the only decent part of the image was the Running Man Nebula which was above it so I cropped & resized it hence the noise.
I'm quite pleased with the cloudiness, dust & the nebulosity showing in final image. Just a shame I didn't get more data as that would have probably helped a little with the noise.
90 second subs approx 33 minutes worth of data taken using the modified Canon 1000D attached to an Altair Astro field Flattener & ED80 scope. Images stacked in DeepSkyStacker & processed in Photoshop CS5.