Another go a this for the ASE Caldwell Project. A really tricky one this. Hidden in the dust from our own galaxy, this would actually be naked eye brightness if not obscured. From two sets of data but still challenging.
Well the Soul Nebula Mosaic anyway. 5 panes in the end. First 4 panes (see below) should have done it but I suspect platesolving failed and I had to do another pane the next night. APP is brilliant at stitching together and blending in panes – even from different sessions.
Free trial of Telescope Live using one-click imaging (basically piggybacking onto other observations). It’s really not the same as doing it yourself, with your own equipment, from you own garden, with all the challenges. But when the weather is dire – it’s fun! Advanced, full control of the telescopes costs A LOT more. though!
M42 Orion Nebula
Planewave CDK24 https://help.telescope.live/hc/en-us/articles/360002557197-CHI-1-60cm-F6-5-Reflector Aperture: 610 mm (24 inches) Focal Length: 3962 mm F-ratio: 6.5 Mount: Mathis MI-1000/1250
Added more data to this one but still very tricky. More horrible gradients to deal with. The IDAS P2 LP filter is no longer doing it’s job with the change in LP sources round here. Have now bought the IDAS D3 to see if that is any better as it deals more with LED lighting.