28/06/14: Update

June 28, 2014

Well the shorter nights have made deep sky imaging pretty much impossible when you have to be up early in the morning! I have however just uploaded a shot of the Leo Triplet from some data captured back in February. Since I last had a go at this object I have discovered how to process the data without burning out the galaxy cores. This meant that the detail in the galaxy arms has been preserved. Obviously some RGB data would be nice but that will have to wait.

Currently the cameras are off the scopes and I have spent a few evenings observing the planets Saturn and Mars. I'd forgotten just how sharp my Takahashi FS-102 was on planets. Saturn looked stunning in particular.

Looking forward to the nights drawing in a bit so I can get some imaging done at reasonable hours! Still deciding on a target but I'm keen to try some more tricolour narrowband imaging in the next few months



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