Hercules Nebula (Post-Processing Revisit)

So this data was collected back in 2011 on a Lumix GH2, that by today’s count is over 9 years ago. It was a series of Nine 20 second iso3200 photos. By today’s standards, there is a lot of noise, but the short exposures resulted in round stars so its usable. I’ve learned a lot […]

FLO – Fred Lossing Observatory

When I first started in Astronomy, FLO (pronounced “Flow”) was my “Dark Site”, about 30 minutes away from Kingston it is where I took some of my first astrophotography photos. The site is operated by Ottawa chapter of RASC and to use the site you need to be a member and pay an additional annual […]

Iris Nebula (Combining 2 Nights)

Iris Nebula results of combining the best subs from two nights!

Andromeda 2.0

Quick post where I mixed several nights worth of imaging of our nearest galaxy, Andromeda. Imaging Equipment:– Nikon Z6– William Optics RedCat51– Losmandy GM8 (Modified)– Orion StarShoot Guide Camera This is a combination of 26 subs of 20sec at ISO8000 and 48 subs of 300secs at ISO800 (giving a combined integration time of 4.14 hours. […]

Nikon Z6 ISO Astro Test

So I did a quick test last night while trying to collect more data on Andromeda Galaxy. I continued most of the night with my standard 5 minutes (300seconds) at ISO800 for most of the imaging session then jumped up 20sec subs at ISO8000. The purpose of this was to see how much extra noise […]