IT HAD TO BE CLEAR! There needed to enough dark and enough time without work! and there had to be a small moon (although it is at 1st Quarter.)
When all of those items come together then its Telescope time !!! If only the bugs knew to remember this fact
Image a couple of objects here is the first on this is a 25 min combination of the Lagoon M8. A series of 5 min Subs were used and stacked in Pixinsight etc.
It was at it closest approach on the 1st of April the same day that Ikea and BBC had the best April fool jokes ! On that day it will be only 13 million miles away and almost visible on the naked eye. The attached image was taken on the 1st of April between 9:45 pm and 10:15 pm. It is a stack of 10 1 min images at ISO5000 with 400mm zoom.
The images of the Orion region with the Sigma 150-600mm Lens are great but I have to crop the images and i’m not fully able to process. Well i sucked it up and created from Flat field frames and master of the flat field. The image on the right is the latest with the flats applied. The image on the left is the previous process of the region from the data but only focusing on the M42 region.