My first attempt at the North American Nebula This is my first attempt at capturing an image of the North American Nebula. Coming on for a couple of weeks ago now, I spent a long weekend at the Kelling … Continued
When somebody tells you their equatorial mount is tracking the sky, you may say – “ok, that’s cool” and think nothing more of it…….If you then decide to go out and buy yourself a mount capable of this very thing, you may ask yourself the same question again, but this time what you really should be asking is how?
I mentioned in my previous blog about my homemade mount that my good friend Tim Duke had been instrumental in making the electronics part of the project happen and I have so much to thank him for! I wanted to give Tim the opportunity to put in his own words how all this came about, the history of the design process and the changes made etc. The following text is Tim’s account written in his own words.
Well….It’s taken a while to get to this point, but here’s an attempt at deep sky imaging from the back garden. I chose the Eastern section of the Veil Nebula as it was pretty much in the fastest moving part of the sky and was perfectly positioned coming over the roof of my house getting higher up in the sky as the night went on. The CLS light pollution filter performance in such a light polluted area worked really well and I’m really happy with the result!