Driveway 2020-... Astronomy Project
My astrophotography journey from a light polluted driveway with very modest equipment...

Imaging Equipment Messier
Deep Sky
Cloud Cover
New Astronomy Project

Imaging Equipment:


Wide FOV Rig -
Telescope: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet astrograph.
Mount:
Vixen GP-DX EQ.
CCD/CMOS
Imager: 
SBIG ST-8300monochrome CCD, switching to ZWO ASI294MC Pro CMOS.
Filters:
Orion Nautilus filter wheel & 2" LHSO filters
.
Autoguider: O
rion w/50mm Orion StarShoot autoguider w/PHD2 guiding software.
Image Aqusition/Pre-Processing Software:
Nebulosity, ASI Studio.
Image Post-Processing Sofware: GIMP.

Narrow FOV Rig -
Telescope: Celestron NexStar 8 SCT.
Mount:
Orion Atlas EQ-G
CCD/CMOS Imager:
SBIG ST-8300mono CCD @f/10, SBIG ST-402ME CCD @f/3.3 Focal Reducer.
Filters: SBIG ST-402ME LRGB internal filter wheel
Autoguider:
50mm Orion StarShoot autoguider w/PHD2 guiding software.
Image Aqusition/Pre-Processing Software: Nebulosity, ASI Studio.
Image Post Post-Processiing Sofware: GIMP.


Messier Project:
M1
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M3

M4

*M5

M6
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M81 M82 M83

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(5/9/2020 44x60sec)


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M106

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M110


Deep Sky:
Markarian's Chain


IC4406, NGC6144, Antares