Sunday, 4 July 2010

First Deep Sky Wide Field Picture

Cygnus 2 final JPEG      Bizibilder finally got outside last night and was able to take this Photo before the clouds rolled in.
     By putting the camera onto his telescope mount and using the mount’s motor drive Bizibilder was able to make the camera compensate for the rotation of the earth.
     He took ten photographs, each of three minutes duration and “stacked” them to make the equivalent of a photo of a full half hour duration (ie the camera shutter was open for 30 mins).
     These images were combined and processed on Bizibilder’s computer – a seriously BLACK ART!!
     The bright star near the middle is Deneb – in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan).  To the left of it you can just make out the “North American Nebula” – a sort of reddish smudge that looks a bit like the USA!
   

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