A first go at EAA
Another clear night and a first go at Electronically Assisted Astronomy (EAA).
EAA is something I have been interested in ever since I had my eye trouble in 2017/18. I was never quite sure I would be able to see as well as I had before.
While still in the process of commissioning the new mount and telescope systems in the observatory, I thought I would take advantage of a clear night to try a bit of EAA.
- Celestron C11 with F6.3 reducer
- Losmandy G11 mount
- ZWO ASI 290MM Mini camera
- Indigosky Raspberry Pi
- Cloudmakers Astroimager and Astrotelescope
- Post processing using Jocular
Each image here is stack of 10 sub-exposures of 10s
Neither of these images will win prizes - but it was quite satisfying to get anything recognisable.
M81 does not have much structure, though a dark lane is apparent.
M82 does look like M82!
Next time will take some dark frames which might improve the noise.