First light with my EQ6-R Pro and the Canon EOS 700Da

Why is a good mount important? – Hey folks, so finally everything arrived. My old rig was quite overwhelmed with my ambitions and had to be replaced. Why so? – First reason was the old mount. The mount is undoubtedly the most important part of your equipment. No fancy OTA will produce sweet DSO images […]

#22: Autoguiding – Failures and wasted time

31.03.2019 New aspect: Trying autoguiding for the first time Guiding basics: During the last sessions I slowly build up the dream of autoguiding my images. There are many advantages of having a guidecam with a guidescope attached to your main scope. The ability to use the guidescope for advanced polar alignment in phd2. There you […]

#21: Crab nebula with short exposures & failed polar alignment with M81

25.05.2019 New aspect #1: Failed polar alignment issues New aspect #2: Capturing an object with high ISO and low exposure time Image acquisition: M81: On this night I originally wanted to capture more data on M81 and M82 to increase the quality of this image by a factor. So I set up my rig as […]

#19: Visual observation of M42 Orion Nebula

31.01.2019 New aspect: Visual observation of DSOs Image acquisition: This two images of the Orion Nebula were taken using a smartphone hand-held in front of the 2” lens. This evening I observed a few DSOs with my Skywatcher 150/750 Newtonian on my little Skywatcher EQ-3 Pro mount. Doing visual astronomy is normally not really my […]

#16: Venus, Andromeda and the Orion Nebula

05.12.2018 New aspect: Revisiting a target to improve quality and seeking for the next Image acquisition: Venus: This was a shot in hurry. On morning the 5th of December I set up the scope in a hurry to capture Venus. Polar alignment, balancing: All quick and dirty because of the limited amount of time. The […]

#14: Milky Way image from Denmark

11.2018 Description: This are two images taken by my brother in Denmark. They show parts of the Milky Way and the Pleiades with my brother standing in the foreground. As the stars shine for him he uses his searchlight to connect with them. Acquisition and Processing can be told by himself. Greetings, Chris