I am absolutely elated! My first real deep sky images. I finally managed some decent dark frames to subtract from my images. This is M13 and M31 through my Orion ShortTube 80mm refractor mounted piggyback on a C8 taken with a modified Quickcam and QCV2, processed with DarkGen.
|M13, 30 second exposure|
|M31, 30 second exposure.|
|This is an example of just how much noise the uncooled quickcam introduces into the image. Its very substantial. I'm not sure if I can do any faint nebulosity with this kind of noise, there won't be much left!|