M101 Image


Well believe it or not, this is the first DSO image from the observatory in over a year.  Lots of firsts on this one.  First light for the Lodestar guider and also first light for the SX off axis guider.  Imaged using Pentax 75 and SX-VR H36.  Captured and guided with Maxim DL 5.12, stacked with DSS and tweaked in PS.

Image is a stack of 10 x 300 seconds through a Luminance filter, Calibration (10x Darks, 15x flats and 15x bias) applied.  Taken on Saturday 30th April.

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