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Astrophoto: Needle Galaxy – Caldwell 38 – 05/24

After a long time without any chance to make use of the galaxy season I was able to capture my 1st set of photons coming right out of the Needle Galaxy.

It was a strange and really not a perfect evening for astrophotography. My HEQ5 seems to have a slight backlash again. I was still able to capture some lights, but at the cost of poorer than usual guiding performance with something arount 1″.

Full resolution on Astrobin:

Technical overview

TelescopeVixen VISAC VC200L
Focal Length1800mm
Erecting Lense
CameraCANON EOS R(a)
Guiding EquipmentPegasus Astro Indigo OAG
Guiding CameraQHY 5-III-462C
MountSkywatcher HEQ5 Pro, Belt and Hypertuned
Photography Date05/01/2024
Exposure-Time Lights60x300s
Correction framesFLATS, BIASES, DARKS
SensitivityISO 1600
Processing Date05/02/2024
Software StackEKOS/INDI, PixInsight, Affinity Photo
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany

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