very nice image. If i can i would only suggest you to make the background a bit darker (but maybe is only due to my monitor...).
Since I have 2 newton OTAs (1000 mm f/5 and 650 f/5) and a SSAG and i'm interested to buy this camera i would ask you few technical questions about the photo:
- how long were your subframes?
- which kind of guidescope and which guide settings did you use?
I ask you these questions in order to understand how to manage such tiny pixels (2.4 x 2.4 micrometers) with my OTAs (650-1000 mm) without star trailing.
Lastly i would know something about the capture settings and the calibration files (bias, flats, darks) that you have used.
Thanks in advance
Sorry for the late reply.
Sub frame exposures:
Ha - 2 min.
RGB - 1 min. each
Camera settings were Highest Dynamic Range.
I used PHD Guiding with the SSAG and 50mm scope.
Settings for PHD were all over the place. I used my SW Quattro 8 F4 scope.
I think it was a balance problem because my HD 11 guides very well.
Usually PHD settings are:
RA and Dec aggression - 70 and 60
Those numbers will change depending on seeing. I always run the guide assistant before imaging.
Small pixels you are right!
The camera is over sampled with this scope so poor focus and tough guiding....etc.
Now I'm using my Orion 80ED CF with this camera. Much more suited but longer exposures.
For calibration I used:
Processed in Pixinsight.
Not a great photo but the learning curve for me is still quit steep
Lots of fun though
Hope this helps Matteo