December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This magnification pushes the limits of my mount, especially without [auto]-guiding. Only 13 of the 32 frames were useable. The rest showed severe smearing/trailing and had to be tossed. This is a crop of the full-size frame. North is up.
In the "trip down memory lane" category, here is an old image I captured back when I first got my scope and borrowed a friend's Nikon D100. This was 20mm eyepiece projection (1910mm, f/9.6), 1 x 2min exposure @ ISO 1600, dark-frame subtracted and processed in Photoshop. I think my technique has come a long way since then!