After fixing a badly tilting focuser on the Skywatcher ED80 and guiding problems due to the differential flexure introduced by having the QHY5 - 8x50 Finder set-up a bit higher than it should be with a finder shoe, It was prime time for testing lo
Pleiades! One of the best sights in the nightsky (even with the naked eye!). Pleiades according to the Greek mythology where the seven daughters of Atlas turned into a group of stars.
This is the Crescent nebula in narrowband. HA and OIII filters where used, but due to unstable tracking most of the frames did not make it into the stack which comprises barely from 8 frames of each channel.
One of the most glorious globular clusters, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, has about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules. I was out tonight testing a relatively new setup.
The beautiful Lagoon nebula was the first "successful" target taken from the light polluted Athens,Greece with the Skywatcher ED80 and a Canon 350D (modified IR filter).