Jump to content
  • Join the online East Midlands astronomy club today!

    With active forums, two dark sites and a knowledgeable membership, East Midlands Stargazers has something for everyone.

M101 from tonight 11.01.2013


Graham
 Share

Recommended Posts

Tonight was the best night of the year so far.


Clear sky with no moonlight.


Decided to have a go at M101.


 


Pushing my poor old 350D to its limits on noise I decided to go for 5 min subs.


 


Despite a late start due to family commitments I managed to grab 57 subs before the cloud and snow drove me to admit defeat.


Its strange how much we are prepared to endure for our hobby.


As the target was just above my chimney I forgo the comfort of heat and left the fire unlit.


I ended up sitting in my freezing cold living room drinking copious amounts of steaming hot tea to try and keep warm.


 


It would seem my old mount was suffering from the cold as much as I was as I only managed to sort out 23 usable subs.


 


The processing was a very rough and ready affair due to me still thawing out and suffering from a total lack of sleep.


I am posting up a link to the auto save for any one who wants to have a bash at it.


 


Helios 200 Newt


Cannon 350 D unmodded


23 5 min subs at ISO 800


Stacked in DSS.


Processed in PH 6.


 


For anyone who wants to have a go at processing this :- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/86628910/AUTOSAVE%20FILES/Autosave%20m101.tif


 


101-2.jpg


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.