I received my new HyperStar and tested it on several different targets in one night. This is from just 30 minutes (60 x 30s) of imaging using a setup that gathers light 25x faster than the unmodified scope!
The exposures were few, but the rewards were many. This is M42: the Great Orion nebula, shot in SHO (sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen). Four 5-minute exposures per filter is exactly one-hour total integration time.
Revisiting existing data to produce an even better result: the exposures were few, but the rewards were many. This is M42: the Great Orion nebula, shot in SHO (sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen). Four 5-minute exposures per filter is exactly one-hour total integration time.
The combination of a fast-imaging session using HyperStar and a slower narrowband session with the Redcat and SHO filters.
The third of four pictures from my shakedown/first light test of the new rig. This is M42 (Great Orion Nebula), M43, and NGC1977 (Running Man Nebula) otherwise known as 'Orion's sword.' About 45 minutes of total integration time.
My first deep space photograph from the new place. Orion was absolutely stunning this morning as it hung low in the horizon. This was pure camera equipment only - no tracking. Just tripod, Sony Alpha 6300, and an F/2 135mm Samyang lens.
I took another stab at processing the data for this beautiful area of the sky and was not disappointed!
This bright area of the Orion constellation doesn't take many exposures to reveal the intricate details. This is just 10 3-minute exposures but it was enough.
The purple running man hangs suspended above the red-cloaked Great Orion Nebulae. M42, M43, and NGC1977 together in the same frame!
Orion's sword contains multiple nebulae as evidenced in this wide field mirrorless camera shot.
This close-up of the sword in the Orion constellation actually captures x nebula and clusters, including the Great Orion Nebula, De Marain's Nebula, the Running Man Nebula, and the Lost Jewel of Orion.