It’s been a little while. I have gotten a few images, but I think they all require more data before I consider them done.
Here is a new one that I captured with a new to me telescope. I found a great deal on a used 8 inch RC (Ritchey-Chretien) telescope. What is an RC? Well in short, it is a type of reflecting telescope that is mostly used for astrophotography. Many large observatories use this design, including the Hubble Space Telescope. I had been wanting to get a longer focal length telescope to get more resolution and capture smaller objects.
Here is an SHO mix (Hubble Palette) of IC 410 and the Tadpoles.
Red is made up of 30×600 second subs
Green is made up of 32×600 second subs
Blue is made up of 34×600 second subs
A total of 16 hours of data makes up this image. I was also using a CGE Pro in place of my normal CGEM DX. I have since replaced both mounts which I will write about later. All in all, this was a great first light with the scope. I was pleasantly surprised on the resolution I was able to get.