The Sombrero Galaxy
I dropped by DG's Starbox in North Central Ohio last night for an
session with Dave.
We checked out the New Moon and
Venus and Satarn and M42, the Pliades
and Hyades, King Cobra
and other odds and ends. Once
darkness settled in we could see how
truly transparent the sky was so
we decided to concentrate on
I took the time to do a good polar
alignement, lined up my setting circles and settled in for a night of
astrophotography under a pristene (above
freezing!) sky. Thanks
to Dave's tutoring I was
to master focusing my
camera/scope combination using a software program called
Here's the Sombrero Galaxy.
This is a stacked image contaning
6 sub exposures ranging from 30sec to
70 seconds using a Canon
30D @ ISO 400-1600, mounted prime
focus on my Meade 8" f/6.3. I did no guiding.