The imaging site had no light pollution as it was isolated in a valley of a mountain. The only light was a first quarter moon but that was nearly set at the time of imaging. Winds were gusting to 40MPH during exposures with a temperature of 30F and very low humidity. Wind was causing scope to bounce around and blur images.
Astro-images taken through a telescope on a tracking mount provide breathtaking color and detail that you just can't see with your eyes alone. The astro-images on our web site demonstrate the imaging capabilities of the products used and are not intended to represent what you will see when you look through a telescope. Learn More