M15

Here’s one that common sense tells me I shouldn’t have even attempted… M15 in Pegasus was only 10° or so away from a fairly full moon, and that should have played havoc with any attempts to capture it with an OSC camera. However, I didn’t listen to myself, and this is the result. 16 x 5min on the Atik 460 through the MN190.

M15

M15

This is a quick shot of M15, the bright globular cluster situated in Pegasus, taken last night in the brief space between the sky clearing and bedtime. It was taken with the Atik 314L+ through the LX200R with x0.63 focal reducer. 20 x 60 second luminance frames were taken along with 20 x 30 seconds, binned 2×2, for R, G and B.

M15 in Pegasus

Another globular cluster, this time M15 in Pegasus. This was just a quick attempt at the end of an evening, and is a stack of 10 x 2 min images at ISO800 through the LX200R with focal reducer fitted.


The image is a bit noisy, and could usefully have a few more frames added to it, but it’s a reasonable start!