M42, unguided, 5x50 second subs for a total of 4 minutes 10 seconds. ISO 400 stacked with DSS using 5 darks, flats, dark
flats and offsets. Processed using Sagelight Image Editor v4.4.
Date Taken: 12/30/2012 Photographer:
Tom W. Location: Winder,GA
Celestron Omni XLT 150 FL 750mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector
Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D DSLR Processing: Processed using Sagelight Image Editor v4.4 Exposure: unguided, 5x50 second subs for a total of 4 minutes 10 seconds Other Equipment Used: Orion Dual Axis TrueTrack Telescope Drive Item # 07832 8x40 Orion Illuminated Finder Scope with Bracket Notes: Spent a good amount of time framing and testing shots before my final run. Work night and fairly cold so I kept the session
short but long enough to get a good run of 20 subs, darks, flats, dark flats and offsets. I usually try and keep all my
supporting frames on a 1:1 ratio.
The Orion TrueTrack DC drive system provides dual-axis control for high-power viewing and photography with the SkyView Pro mount. It allows you to choose from 3 different speeds as well as a pause mode as well as sidereal tracking for total control.
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