Because it’s that time of year … a fresh shot at a very familiar target during two clear nights in October. Ha, L, R, G, B with the QHY268M, but still facing problems with the Esprit and the Optolong filters.
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A video featuring late afternoon and a surreal night at the Fagradalsfjall Volcano.
Also posted to Youtube in Full HD.
Another single while wading thru the large amount of images and videos.
Another single image from the new eruptions on 11 Sep 2021, the most prominent lava fountain in the middle of the lava field in Geldingadalir.
A trip to Iceland in September, with high hopes to see the Fagradalsfjall volcano in action. At first a bit disappointed, because activities stopped just before we arrived, we were lucky on the last but one day and the fourth hike into the volcano area. A splendid display of lava fountains and flows from the late afternoon into the night. More images/videos to come!
Still a work in progress, mastering the QHY268M with the Optolong LRGBSHO filter set. Seems like a setup with reserved filters is required for the Esprit 100 ED with the original flattener, in order to avoid strange reflections from bright stars such as Deneb or Sadr. Shooting a familiar target here.
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Continuing the explorations with the QHY268M, a two panel H-alpha mosaic. And the first time I used NINA to control the imaging session.
Backyard astrophotography in light-polluted Cologne-Dellbrück (SQM 19.7)
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Skywatcher Flattener, Optolong Ha 7nm / QHY268M
OAG with Lodestar X2
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: CdC, NINA, PHD2, dithering
Ha: 2 x 6 x 600s, mode 1, gain 56, offset 10, -5C, 10 flats, 50 bias, 20 darks
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Lightroom, two panel mosaic
Lacking the joys of eclipse chasing, at least a partial solar eclipse at home (annular in North America).
Finally completed the album with images from the trip to Anatolia, Turkey for the total solar eclipse on 29 Mar 2006, somewhat in time for the 15th anniversary.