IC2177 - Gum 1 & 2 - Seagull Nebula - 9/1/2013 (Processed stack)
A test of gear, as I intended to image this from darker skies the following night. At 60 seconds in home skies, there is just not enough light available to bring anything apart from Gum 1 (Seagulls head) into this image. See 10/1/2013 instead.
DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 Stacked 85% of 11 Images ISO 800 60 Sec, 40 DARK, 75 BIAS, 0 FLATS, Post-processed with Adobe Photoshop CS5
Telescope - Bintel BT200 f/4.0 Newtonian (borrowed from Stephen Boyd) with Baader MPCC Coma Corrector, Hutech LPS-P2 filter, Canon 40D DSLR field 64' x 95', Ambient 19C.
EQMOD EQASCOM with Ascom 6 for mount countrol. Backyard EOS 2.09 for Image acquisition. Mount - Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro. Guidescope - Orion ShortTube 80 with Starlight Xpress Superstar (mono) CCD guide camera and Stark Labs PHD auto guiding software.