Getting somewhere with the Star Adventurer

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Getting somewhere with the Star Adventurer

Postby Gfamily2 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:46 pm

I'm enjoying getting to grips with the Skywatcher Star Adventurer.
Most recently on Saturday when I managed to get a decent polar alignment, so was able to get something worth processing with my 200mm f/4 lens on the camera.
10x 60s images
Needs a lot more work, but the stars are round, and I'm getting there with it
Andromeda M32 Aug 12th rgb resize.jpg
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Scopes: Meade 8" SCT, Skywatcher 127mm Mak
For imaging: Pentax K5, Asda webcam, Star Adventurer (new toy)
For companionship: Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group.
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Re: Getting somewhere with the Star Adventurer

Postby Aratus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:14 pm

I certainly had no problems identifying the object in the photo! It has caught the dark dust lanes nicely.
I guess the orange colour is light pollution which is hard to avoid with 60 second exposures from most of the UK. I had a quick look, and I couldn't find any other colour information in the photo. You may have to make it monochrome. There is certainly a fair amount of brightness depth, so you will probably be able to make it even better with processing.

I think we can safely say that the Autumn observing session is well and truly underway!
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, with an 80mm refractor as a guidescope. They are housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC for imaging.
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