Friday, March 7, 2014

Deep Sky Improvements: Revisiting M41 and M35

I'm pretty sure M41 was the first open cluster I photographed (other than the Pleiades) about a year ago. It really helped me realize that there are more objects out there that I can see with my camera than I had ever imagined! I've come a long way since then, so I was glad when M41 came up on the observing list for February.

open cluster M41 with T5i
M41, stack of 118 subs, 77 darks, 70 bias, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1.3 sec
compare M41 with XT and T5i
Comparison of my previous attempt with the Canon Rebel XT, and my latest (right) same photo as above

M35 is a repeat for me as well, last seen in May 2013 with asteroid Vesta nearby. Again, the amount of light gathered by the T5i with the same exact lens is pretty amazing.

open cluster M35 and propus
Stack of 60 subs, 77 darks, 70 bias, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1.3 sec

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...