After several weeks of cloudy skies and temperatures that dont encourage fair weather folk like I to venture outside, we finally had a reasonable evening on Sunday last.
Session was plagued with issues with guiding which limited total imaging time to just over an hour before Orion sank beneath the trees at the bottom of my garden. I also forgot to screw the LP filter back onto my imaging train meaning the spacing to the field flattener was 12mm out resulting in slight elongation of the stars towards the periphery of the frame. Annoying as I had spent an age getting adjustable spacers so I had it spot on.
If we get another clear evening any time soon I will add some longer subs to try and get a little more detail in the darker areas.
17 x 4 minute frames captured in Maxim DL from SXVM25C CCD through W/O FLT110 and FLT Field Flattener. Guided with PHD using SX Lodestar guider through W/O Zenithstar 70. Aligned, stacked and processed with PixInsight.
ps a warning to EQ6 mount users or similar. If you do a Sysnscan software update the tracking is reset to off. Sounds simple but took an age to find out why the mount would not make any effort to follow things.