Thursday, May 26, 2022

AIR day 18 - item 1

The following is a blog post from the Astronomer-In-Residence (AIR) web site, reproduced here. Text and images used with permission.

Day 18 blog entry.

Thursday 26 May 2022: Had Another Go

I’m still disappointed my barn door tracker didn’t work for me. But I decided to take a single frame from the Milky Way tracked run, and have a go in Photoshop. It’s hard to tell on this white background but it looks decent (you really want to view the large version full screen). I think I can even see oxygen air glow!

single frame of Milky Way imaging run

Canon 40D, Rokinon 8mm fisheye, f/5.6, lens heated, manually focused, ISO 800, 210 seconds, tracked with custom barn door mount, various minor enhancements in Photoshop, a single dark frame removed.

The Astronomer-In-Residence program is coordinated by the Allan I Carswell Observatory (AICO) at York University with the Killarney Provincial Park Observatory (KPPO).

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