Had a chance to get a couple of quick test shots with a new (to me) Canon SL1 at the backyard Astronomy Plaza. Some Christmas lights are on in the evening but they are OK during my setup, and turn off before I get serious. These are single exposures of 10 to 15 seconds so nothing fancy, but I like all the color and light effects.
So excited and thankful to be chosen. Thanks Trevor!
This week’s #Backyardoftheweek goes to William Grout in Montana,USA!
Thanks for sharing, William 🔭🏡
It has been cloudy for some time now so no new images to share just now.
From January 15th.
My first attempt taking “flat frames” with a lighted panel over the telescope front. The scope is pointed straight up with the light just resting there. These frames are used to correct for “dust bunnies” and other artifacts in the imaging train that can detract from a clean image. Now to see if it all works.
Right from our backyard in Corvallis Montana
The Triangulum Galaxy is just gorgeous and a fairly bright target. Not enough time on this stack to make an awesome picture, but I like it for sure!
Cooke City has no cell coverage and spotty internet, so just now getting a chance to update. We had a fantastic day yesterday and we were very fortunate to have minimal traffic jams. The park where we set up in Rexburg was prepared for ten times the crowd easily. Porta potties, garbage cans, free eclipse glasses, local neighbor passing out free eclipse cupcakes. Just a fantastic local community effort. I wish more people could have been there!
Sunspots! First attempt imaging the sun with the 130ST telescope after getting the slewing and tracking rates sorted. Control, capture and processing remotely from the couch. Hard to explain but a solid milestone in the software setup.