I’m learning how to take better astrophotos.. This photo is of the current setup that I’m using for taking star photos. I’m using a Celestron Onyx 80ed refractor (black scope on the bottom) with the Canon 600d, with a field flattener and Astronomics CLS clip-in filter to take the actual images. To guide, I’m using my IKI 70ed refractor with a recently sourced Synguider self-contained autoguider, which sends corrections to my new Celestron AVX mount that I got before Christmas.
Wednesday night I tried to take lots of sub images of M51, the whirlpool galaxy. All looked good, the first night out with the guiding setup. I forgot about dew, and I had a layer of ice on the lens.. Still managed to get enough images to do this
I’m currently taking pics of the Horsehead, and also pics of comet Catalina, so we’ll see how those turn out after I get them from the camera and process them.
It’s nice to take advantage of the first clear nights in quite a while!