Trapezium with a StarShoot DSCI V1, 



    
        

            mikebrous

Trapezium with a StarShoot DSCI V1

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron C8
Imaging Cameras
SSDSCI (Orion StarShoot Deep Space Color Imager )
Mounts
Orion Atlas EQ-G
Software
Iris · PHD guiding · Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop · Cartes du Ciel · Grekalova.com Astroplugins
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion USA Gray 9x50 Orion Achromatic Finder Scope
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 1, 2012
Frames:
36x10" (6') (gain: 50.00) bin 1x1
Integration:
6'
Darks:
36
Avg. Moon age:
17.34 days
Avg. Moon phase:
92.69%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 119240

Resolution: 620x500

Locations: Home - Maurice, Louisiana, Maurice, Louisiana, United States

Description

I purchased an old Orion Star Shoot Deep Space Color Imager (Version 1) as a spare guide camera. When it came in, I had my C-8 setup from the night before doing planetary imaging with a Philips Webcam, so I just stuck it in at prime focus in place of the webcam and barlow to test it. I managed to image the Trapezium region of M42 with it and surprisingly, it works well at F10 in my C-8 using 10 second exposures. I had some guiding issues (I was using a 50mm finder and SSAG) but I was able to fix that to some extent in post-processing.

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Trapezium with a StarShoot DSCI V1, 



    
        

            mikebrous