M42 and Horsehead

    Exposure Details
    Lens Astro Tech AT65EDQ w/80mm 2" extension tube for focus
    Focal Length 420mm
    Focal Ratio F6.5
    Mount Takahashi NJP
    Guiding Orion Magnificient Mini Autoguider
    Camera Hutech Modified Canon 6D using OSC and Baader 7nm HA filter
    Exposure 57 lights at 600 seconds each - 9.5 hours total exposure (Color and HA total)
    Calibration 30 darks, 40 flats, 200 bias
    Date November 29th 2014 and January 23rd 2015
    Temperature 9 degrees C
    SQM Reading Really Bad......this was taken from my backyard which lies in a polluted red zone
    Seeing Good
    Location Fort Worth, TX
    Software Used Backyard EOS, PixInsight, PHD Guiding
    Notes This was my second solid attempt at HaRGB. I have found that Ha is much easier to capture and process in the city LOL. Below is the Ha result. I printed this out on a 20x30 poster board and it looks beautiful hanging on my wall!

© 2017 Astrophotography by Jerry Gardner