First light for my new telescope – The Takahashi FSQ 106-EDX III astrograph.
Not an ideal night for astrophotography, but I managed to get a few decent exposures of the comet between the clouds. Hopefully I´ll have another go at this comet before it disappears from my skies…
Object: C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy
Location: Backyard, Asker, NO
Camera: SBIG-STT-8300 MONO CCD
Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III 530mm f/5.0
Exposure: LRGB (L=7x300sec RGB=7x180sec 2x2bin)
Calibration: Darks, Bias
Guiding: MaxIm DL, SBIG Selfguiding FW
Post processing: MaxIm DL, Photoshop CS5
Notes: New edit in PS. Also calibrated with bias and darks
First photo-session this season! Finally the nights are getting dark enough for astrophotography again. Having a clear night this weekend, and the Iris Nebula right overhead, I gave it a go.
A 70% illuminated moon added quite a bit light to my suburban skies.