Frame 1 of a whole Cassiopeia mosaic
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Lovely clear sky last night but an annoying intrusive Moon. Started off Moonless and I thought I might get the whole of Cassiopeia done. Unfortunately during the first (of four) frames - up came the Moon, so I stopped after the first frame. Only 17 subs at 4-minutes per sub. Epsilon towards top left, Ruchbah towards middle bottom, Gamma Cass over far right towards bottom. So what don't I believe? You can actually see a touch of the Gamma Cass nebulosity there
Incredible. Un-modified Canon 5D MkII. If I had gone for the usual 8 hours for a "good" image - I think this might turn out looking pretty decent. Still - I do have Hyperstar III Gamma Cass data for a composite - but it still makes you think
Nexstar 11 GPS, 2 x Sky 90, M25C, MaximDL, Photshop CS3, Noel Carboni's Photoshop actions, 7 foot Pulsar fibreglass dome, Canon 40D, 100mm macro lens, 28-200mm zoom lens, 17-55mm f#2.8 zoom lens, 100-400mm zoom lens, 1.4x converter, 2x converter.