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 […]

Celestron 6″ Newtonian first light

After putting on my new C6N on the AVX mount, I set out to a Bortle 4 area around Wassaga Beach for some astrophotography, mainly to see the difference from the achromatic refractor I used previously. This images were also shot with a 60 second exposure to limit tracking errors due to periodic error and […]

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 […]