Lunar Sharpness Test #2

So with the Moon being the only thing I can image these days (these shot was during the late afternoon) as it seems to be cloudy every night… I decided to try a second sharpness lunar test. So, here is the scenario. Both Images were taken at the same time (give or take 5 minutes […]

Quick Recap: Nikon Z6 for Astrophotography

It’s summer hear (28-30°C) and heat and CMOS sensors don’t get along well for noise when you are imaging dark things, like the night sky. So this is the “worst case scenario” for using uncooled sensors. Normally I don’t Image because the noise makes my images unusable from my older cameras. The Z6 (and maybe […]

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 […]