My first serious multi-session project...My objective is to try a multi-night long hour (for me), wide field, H-alpha/RGB shot of the North American Nebula Complex which includes NGC 7000, IC 5067, IC 5068, LBN 349, LBN 332, LBN 329, LBN 365, B 352, B 353, and some other faint stuff that I'm not sure what it's called (or if it's cataloged).
Tonight I'm posting the first 2 night's worth of H-alpha data, but I'll be updating this as I continue to develop the image.
North American Nebula Complex - 180mm
This shot is turning out great for my first real serious try for a multi-session project on one target. I'm using the zoom lens which seems to be decent although it's *very* tough to get it in focus. Particularly with the H-alpha filter. I can't wait to see what the final result is going to look like.
Scope: Canon 70-300mm USM IS Zoom
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G with GoTo
Guiding: Meade DSI Pro and PHD Guiding
Guide Scope: William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D (Modified)
Special Settings: None
Exposure: 8 hours (48 x 600s)
Processing Software: Acquired in Nebulosity, Stacked in Depp Sky Stacker, Levels, Curves, Astronomy Tools, and Noise Ninja in Photoshop
Support Files: 10 darks, no flats or bias
See Gallery below for image