M41 Feb 2014, a set on Flickr.
M41 Widefield (pentax K30) and through 102mm Asension, QHY8L
Ascension 102 mm Triplet - QHY8L - NEQ6Pro, a set on Flickr.
After getting an interest in Astronomy through night shoots with my DSLR(Which I won't be giving up). I decided to delve into Astro-Photography. I am using an Ascension 102mm Triplet - NEQ6 Pro Mount & QHY8L Camera. EZCAP software PS2, PSE7 and Deepskystacker. After many hours struggling with Polar Alignment a new type of camera software, balancing the scope etc and watching numerous videos on the subject hours spent in the freezing conditions head fit to burst. With The help of my Ayrastro friends and Rob at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. Tonight was wonderful and clear and i set up hoping to improve my alignment and everything clicked so much so i even got the camera out and managed some imaging. Woohoo!! Maybe not award winning pictures but my first. :). I will be writing more on my blog about my future trials and tribulations and on this night in more detail soon. (I just need to learn how to do them in colour now ;) )