Another shot of M37 taken with a Canon A810 and Nexstar 4SE (alt-az). Stacked in DeepSkyStacker and processed in Star Tools.
Here is a quick animation of Comet Lovejoy captured with a Canon A810 and Nexstar 4SE in alt-az mode. I just got about 20 minutes in before the rain came on.[vimeo 79554076]
This 20 second video shows a 2 hour capture session using my Canon A810 mounted on my Nexstar 4SE in alt-az mode.
I used AstroKam’s new Sort routine to pick out the best captures which were stacked in DeepSkyStacker. Star Tools then brought out the details and colors to produce this image. Pretty good for a £50 camera?
Below are the first trial overnight auto-survey images using AstroKam to control my Canon A810 and Nexstar alt-az mount. Still getting the hang of things but I am pretty pleased considering the camera only cost £50. Click on each detail image to see the original widefield shot. All images stacked in DeepSkyStacker and processed in Star Tools. Note that these images were taken using just the camera lens – no telescope was involved.
This is a movie I made with my £50 Canon A810 hooked up to my Nexstar 4SE. Best viewed in full screen. Turn off HD by clicking on the HD symbol if you have a slow connection.
I have been trying out my £50 Canon A810 camera for astro work. An early trial was to connect it to my Nexstar 4SE scope with a Skywatcher digiscoping bracket and the results were pretty good.
Here is a sample and you can see more of the image by clicking on it (give the large image time to load if you zoom right in).