This represents a first try with the Astrotrac travel system. Â Taken near Ayr on the West coast of Scotland, the weather wasn’t too brilliant and I only managed twelve usable 180 second subs, and then there was multiple problems with a bit of local light pollution causing colour gradients during processing. Â Click on image to see a larger version.
Taken with a Canon D40 with aÂ EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 17mm and f4.5, image is 12 x 180 second subs at Â iso 800 stacked inDSS and tweaked in PS CS3. Â Image represents the area around cygnus and Lyra. Â The bright star in the image is Vega in Lyra, the main stars in Cygnus; Deneb, Sadr and Albireo are clearly visible as are nebulous areas such as the North American Nebula.