Deep Sky Astrophotography - Robert Arn
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For the first time since I got this telescope 3 years ago, I decided to give it a go at deep sky astrophotography. Unfortunately, part way through the night frost formed on the lens and I did not notice it in time. So 18 of the 29 frames used to create this image were not of the best quality. Still, I think it was a good first test.

Location: Owl's Hollow, Pawnee National Grasslands, CO
Date: 2012-11-09
Camera: Canon XSi (modified)
Telescope: WO 110 FLT
Additional: WO Field Flattner
Guide Telescope: AT66ED
Guide Camera: Orion Solitaire
Mount: CGEM
Shot: Stacked
29x8 minutes ISO 1600
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop, Topaz