I also realized, after filming shots of campus for a work-related video that my camera is extremely shaky at 300mm. I guess I knew this on some level, but until you really see the amount of vibration you don't really realize it. I recorded video at 300mm and could only use a clip of 2 seconds out of a 30 second clip. This would explain my fuzzy moon, and might be due to the fact that the T5i is lighter weight than the XT. Or perhaps the wind has been picking up in January and February so far this year.
Ok I've been rambling enough, on to some photos. I shot these from my balcony out of the wind and stepped inside to stay warm while the shutter remote allowed the camera to rattle off plenty of frames. I am really enjoying this beefy 64GB memory card!
|M46 and M47, stack of 60 subs, 77 darks, 70 bias, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1.3 sec|
|M50, stack of 60 subs, 77 darks, 70 bias, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1.3 sec|
|M78, stack of 109 subs, 77 darks, 70 bias, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1.3 sec|
Whew! Quite the productive night! All of these are new to me, so I get to check them off my Messier Object list - and M50 was on the February observing list, so I get to check that off as well!