Milky Way Core Mosaic Widefield with Rokinon 135mm

A mosaic of the center of our home galaxy using 14 panels with a Rokinon 135mm f2 lens and Nikon D5300 h-alpha modified. Unfortunately, not a perfectly clear night, and so some panels had slight cloud cover, hence a difficult job in stitching together. But a very good practice for my first mosaic. 14 panels2 […]

First astroimaging session with Guiding

My first astrophotography with guiding. Its incredible how drastic the improvement is. By exposing longer, not only do you get so much more detail, but you eliminate any tracking issues that cause star trails. HDR image consisting of: 10 subs x 180 seconds8 subs x 60 seconds Stacked 9 subs x 180 seconds in DSS […]

Bortle 2 trip to Nirvana

Decided to take a trip to one of the darkest places in southern Ontario. Nirvana AKA Irvine Lake Strip is a Bortle 2 area just north of Bon Echo Provinical Park. I setup my Orion ST80 on an AVX mount with a Nikon D3200 camera. All images were tracked for around 60 seconds each, some […]