07/04/13: Imaging Update

April 07, 2013

It was good to get the toys out on Friday and Saturday night. Galaxy season is upon us and I decided to delve into the constellations Leo and Coma Berenices and see what I could find.

I do like widefield galaxy imaging as it gives a sense of scale, and reminds you of the vastness of the cosmos. Both images taken this weekend (M100, M105 etc) contain a large number of faint background galaxies that would be far beyond what could be observed visually through an amateur telescope. Maybe at some point I'll add some colour data, but I find RGB imaging quite labour intensive and the rewards don't justify the effort, for me anyway. There are many imagers who do make it work and I've still got a lot of learning to do! So the monochrome images will suffice for now.

 

 

 

 



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