posted on Mar, 10 2018 @ 08:38 AM
So here's what I took last night, the Flame Nebula, NGC 2024.
30 frames stacked, each at 2 minutes exposure. ISO 800, f/11.0 500mm focal length.
Actually took 40, and all 40 came out, but DSS just refuses to stack them all.....even when I tell it to.
Also, this is with dark frames and flat frames. For some reason though, if I use any offset/bias frames, it really messes up the stack. Still have not
figured out what I'm doing wrong there.
Big shout out to my son Josh who patiently stood there with a light to light up my polar alignment reticle and then used his young eyes to verify that
the camera was in focus, hehehehe.
Going to be it for me for several nights as the weather is suppose to turn lousy. After it finally clears up, going to switch back to some wide angle
shots. As cool as it is to zoom in on things, it's a royal PITA for me (mostly because it's REALLY hard to counter balance the mount with these very
heavy zoom lens). I find wide angle much easier to do, heh.
ETA: for a MUCH better example of this image, take a look at my avatar, which was done by someone much, much more adept at this than me.
edit on 3/10/2018 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)