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Image taken at Manitoulin 140mins integration before the clouds…..
I have imaged both sides of the Veil a number of times and have always wanted to do a wide filed of the area and could not face the mosaic imaging….. enter the redcat !
the above image is a stack of 24 x 5 mins with RedCat mounted on iEQ30Pro and 6d ISO 1600.
So for the last few weeks i have been testing out the WO RedCat on a variety of different mounts and such. I have finally settled on the use of the iEQ30Pro and RedCat. With a Canon 6D it is just possible to balance with the shipping counter weight. Once the mount is running 5 min exposures are very easy in an unguided manner.
The real test was to compare this setup with the old setup and see what the difference is below is an image from Manitoulin 2019 with 6D and RedCat it is a combination of 15 x 5 mins subs.
The image blew is the best achieved with the Sigma 150-600 at 300 mm
Overall — redCat aims for me … better clarity and razor sharp and such a lovely wide field
decided to pick up a RedCat and WOW what a lens ! its only 51mm aperture but an amazing field of view and very bright. The Williams Optics RedCat is amazing and really a joy to use ! this is not the first image but the best so far — really looking forward to a very long run with this lens and seeing what it can do. It also should easily link to the sBIG camera more to follow.
Another very clear night and the stars were bright but so was what i believe was a Noctilucent Cloud display. Am i correct ?
The use of a telescope which used to be very common is getting less frequent. Saturday was the first time in a long time since i have had the Telescope out and an imaging setup running.
Although it is only the second time the new setup has been out and its still a few teething problems but slowly its getting there.
Out of the evening i really only managed 27 sub frames of M13 and the processed image is shown below
This image came out much better than i expected the Skywatcher SkyGuider Pro is so much better than people let on. The above image is the combination of 65 x 2 min exposures at ISO 3200 with Canon 6D and Sigma 150-600mm. The image contains a lot of information in the dust and it was interesting to see some other reflection nebulae being visible in the region around M42