What an awesome object. I bought the VC200L to be able to make photos like this. Yes, one evening is not enough exposure time. I will have to see what the weather brings in the next few weeks.
I am really happy with this result, knowing that I will be able to do better in future. Why? Because my focus is not optimal, a fitting new part to use the Pegasus Focuser is already on the way. And my new guiding cam, the QHY 462 is not doing what I want. I am still not sure if it might be a driver problem in INDI or if the hardware is broken. Therefor I used my old Omegon 1200b guiding cam on my new 240mm guidescope.
Picture in full resolution:
|Telescope||VIXEN VISAC VC200L|
|Erecting Lense / Reducer||–|
|Guiding Scope Focal Length||240mm|
|Guiding Camera||Omegon 1200b mono|
|Guiding Software||EKOS, INDI|
|Camera||CANON EOS M100(a)|
|Camera Control||EKOS, INDI, Gphoto2|
|Correction frames||FLATS, BIASES|
|Post Processing Date||24.09.2022|
|Post Processing Software||PixInsight|
|Image Editing||Affinity Photo|
|Capture Place||Koblenz, Germany|