Exposure Details
    Lens Canon EF 200mm F2.8L USM II
    Focal Length 200mm
    Focal Ratio F3.5
    Mount Astro Physics 1200GTO CP2
    Guiding Orion Magnificient Mini Autoguider
    Camera Hutech Modified Canon 6D

    19 lights at 300 seconds each - 1.58 hours total exposure

    Calibration 35 darks, 70 flats, 100 bias
    Date May 16th of the year 2015
    Temperature 14 degrees C
    SQM Reading Bortle 1
    Seeing Great
    Location Prude Ranch - Fort Davis, TX
    Software Used Backyard EOS, PixInsight, PHD Guiding
    Notes This image was taken during the 2015 Texas Star Party. Unfortunately, this was the only image I was able to capture during the whole week. Weather was not very cooperative and when the sky was clear, it was very dewey. I really wanted more exposure for this image but an hour and a half is all I was able to obtain. I was fighting dew buildup on the lens and trying to maintain focus manually. Not to mention, this was my first decent attempt at astro imaging through a Canon lens. I will revisit this target in the furture for sure.


© 2015 Astrophotography by Jerry Gardner