3 or 4 hours of clear sky. More than enough time for a real test with my Off-Axis-Guider. I did struggle a lot. I had to find out, that M53 is really one of the toughest Messier objects to learn how to use an OAG. After some time I found a single guidestar – with a brightness of less than 11! But still, it worked.
After the session I invested some time to analyse my session and the date in Stellarium. I think I am prepared to start into a future guiding with an Off-Axis-Guider.
High resolution on Flickr:
|Telescope||Vixen VISAC VC200L|
|Guiding Scope Focal Length||OAG|
|Guiding Camera||QHY 5-III-462C|
|Guiding Software||EKOS, INDI|
|Camera||CANON EOS M100(a)|
|Camera Control||EKOS, INDI, Gphoto2|
|Correction frames||FLATS, BIASES|
|Post Processing Date||04/20/2023|
|Post Processing Software||PixInsight|
|Image Editing||Affinity Photo|
|Capture Place||Koblenz, Germany|