Mars:over:North:Sydney

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Mars in Gemini, over North Sydney

52 stacked 30second images using DeepSkyStacker.
Used Lumicon Hydrogen Alpha filter to cut out some of the light pollution.
Camera mounted on EQ1 mount so as to move the camera in ralation to the earths movement.

The skies here haven’t been that clear of late, with total cloud cover most nights. That’s just typical really as i’ve got a load of new equipment that I want to play with. The main this is the ” Lumicon Hydrogen Alpha filter”. This is really to help cut down some of the massive amount of light pollution that I see. As you can see from the above, the glow is insane over N.Sydney. This means only the brighter stars get though. At least with the Lumicon filter you get to see some that appear bright at IR levels. Which is great for me as suddenly the skies appear full again. It does mean that you have to stack the images, but I think it’s worth it in the long run. At somepoint, when it is clear again, I want to shoot M42 with the 400mm lens and see what I can get.

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~ by monkeypushovertree on December 17, 2007.

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