The Omega Nebula

Had a very nice and long evening at the dark sky park last night. Conditions were great, but it was a little chilly.

Experimented with PHD2 and I think I like it! Seems to work great!

About 3 hours or integration time, processed in StarTools.

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Really nice work! Beautiful star color… so many folks lose control of that while focusing on the DSO.

Thanks Ken!

I’ve got to figure out what is going on with my camera though, it looks like the stars in the upper left of the field have coma, even though I am using a MPCC. It has a safety undercut, I have a feeling that is causing an issue in my moonlight focuser, causing the camera to be a little tilted maybe.

StarTools let me clean up the start, but it incidentally removed a few of them too, so i just left it as it is.

But, it would not have been as easy to get my images without SGP. The framing and mosaic wizard is still the best thing I have used in an astro package thus far. Just an awesome idea, and brilliant execution.