Open Cluster, Hydra
Mag 5.5 Size 54′
200mm f8 RC, piggyback guiding C80ED
8×60 ISO 800, darks
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CS5

Moonlit night and hazy sky – not great conditions but the first of 2013 and a new Messier object to add to the list. Definitely needs some flats.

Have gone back to piggyback guiding because the OAG was just so fiddly to setup and acquire a guide star.  Not convinced it was producing any better results either.