Weather plus other commitments prevented any astrophotography last month so it was nice to get back in the swing of things this evening. That said, the subs showed signs of a little condensation on the CCDs window, a recurring problem with my cooled CCD and I think I'm going to have to invest in a can of argon gas to solve it. The Moon stopped play after 6 x 1500 second Hα subs.
Herewith a very quick and dirty preview of the data at 1/8th size so that I can see how deep I went at f/7 and how much detail might be present:
I think there's enough there that I can move on and capture some RGB subs tomorrow if the weather holds. The Hα image above needs a much
subtler treatment which will take me many hours to do as opposed to the few minutes this evening. It will also have its stars removed in preparation for adding in the stars from the RGB subs when I can grab them.
Time for a cup of hot chocolate and a good night's sleep!