The Session-Story of Messier 35 and NGC 2158
Astrophoto: Messier 35 Clear Sky 30: It took months between my clear skies 29 and 30. I think 29 was in december for me. Meanwhile a few things changed at my setup.
- I found my flattener distance to the Chip!
- I am now able to expose 300s with my CANON EOS M100. The trick is, to make one 10s photo and then a series of 30, 40 or whatever 300s photos. Don’t know why it works 🙂
- I got my USB-Hub attached to my Vixen.
- Last but not least: I fixed the backlash on my HEQ-5 Pro and did the Rowan Belt Upgrade. I used the discription of astrophotograph Marten: Install the Rowan belt modification kit on your HEQ5 Pro mount – Frosth Astrophotography
Thanks for the video! And also for the backlash video!
So, a lot of changes and here is the high resolution result on Flickr:
Yes, I learned some things, as always. The Flattener position really seems to be good now, although there is still one thing. That will be fixed at Clear Sky 33 🙂
What really makes me crazy, and this is a new problem is, dizzering makes my guiding crazy. I dont know why, bur after dithering my guiding needs heavy corrections.
Technical overview for Astrophoto: Messier 35 Clear Sky 30
|Filter||Optolong UV/IR Cut|
|Guiding Scope Focal Length||162 mm|
|Guiding Camera Chip||4.8mm x 3.6mm, 8bit|
|Guiding Camera Resolution||1280×960|
|Guiding Software||EKOS, INDI|
|Camera||CANON EOS M100(a)|
|Camera angle||30° (as Stellarium)|
|Camera Control||EKOS, INDI, Gphoto2|
|Post Processing Date||24.03.2022|
|Post Processing Software||PixInsight|
|Image Editing||Affinity Photo|
|Capture Place||Koblenz, Germany|