The rain continues nearly unabated here in Bothell, but I did manage a short session between downpours to test my new EQ-6 mount. It is also the first time that I managed to use video integration on the C8 with the bright M42, the results aren't very exciting, I was hoping to do the same with the quickcam, but the clouds rolled in.
|M42, video integration, stack of 10 exposures each comprised of 300 integrated frames. C8 at f/5, Panasonic CCTV (0.001 lux)|
|This is an exceptional image made by Dr. Wainwright of the QCUIAG who took this image with an ST80 and Mintron (0.00001 lux) camera.|
|Here is my image overlaying Dr. Wainwrights for an idea on what exactly you're seeing. You can't clearly make out the trapezium, but you can see where it is.|
|Here is another example of what you're seeing in my image this image taken by the Anglo-Australian telescope.|