Thursday, January 30, 2014
From my Tucson backyard a few weeks ago. It was almost a full moon and the moonlight was blasting into my telescope - not exactly ideal conditions. This is the Horsehead Nebula in Orion. Wedge and fork mounted Celestron C8 telescope with Starizona's Hyperstar optics, Starlight Xpress SXVF-M25C camera, Maxim DL software, multiple unguided exposures ranging from 20 to 120 seconds. I hope to make time during good viewing conditions to do more astrophotography. I am certainly not limited by my equipment.