Sunday, December 28, 2008
Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) & Horsehead Nebula (B33)
Not the first light with this modded XT/350D, but my first light as its owner. Here's a stack of 50 x 4 minutes with an Astronomik CLS through the AT80EDT, plus 20 darks & flats. Mount & guiding was the 10" LX200 @ f/3.3 using an original DSI with PHD Guiding. Capture & initial processing with Nebulosity, finished in Photoshop w/Noel's actions. Focus with the Stiletto only.
Some nights, everything just comes together. Every frame a keeper, almost no movement between subs--I could probably have doubled my exposure times.