Sunday, 16 December 2007

Some star pictures

I tried to use the new found techniques to get some pictures of stars - but the equipment wasn't really up to the job. The best I managed was of the Pleiades, which at least gave something half way recognisable. I took a number of images (33 I think) and stacked them with Deep Sky Stacker.

I've still got a lot to learn about the software, but to get much further with deep sky images I probably need something better than my point and shoot digital camera. At best it will take a 3 second exposure, which is not enough to capture anything faint.

On the other hand, in 3 seconds the stars move very little, so the lack of equatorial mount and drive and not noticeable!

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