8" Meade LX-90 GPS with standard wedge
Meade DSI IIIc with Meade F6.3 Focal Reducer + 15mm Extension & Hutech IDAS LPS-2. Autoguided with TMB 80/480 + DSIc with 1.5S update rate in PHD.
4 240S hand picked subs, dark subtract done on the fly in Envisage, flat frame, bias calibration and stacking done in AIP4Win 2.2 for each individual LRGB channel. Calibrated channels wavelet noise filtered then registered and joined in AIP4WIN 2.2 using join colours tool, with a slight gamma stretch applied. Final finising in photoshop with a slight unsharp-mask.
Taken on 08-04-2010
Second set of frames taken after rebuilding the DSI IIIc to restore the integrity of the heat flow path from the chip to heatsink