Tried a new object last night The Bat Nebula (I cannot see any resemblence to a bat myself) in Carina, A feint nebula with not much going for it thats outstanding by comparison to the mighy Carina.
Pix. 5 x 8 Min. Exp. QHY8 Camera, no DF removed, Scope ED80 F-7.5, guided.
Many thanks for all your replys, Yes the QHY-8 is a mighty Camera, but im a Canon addict (taken some 4200 Pix with it) and once you get used to a Camera its difficult to break the habit, still ill plug on with the QHY8 and see how we go as processing is a whole new ballgame my results are not as good as with the Canon yet-learning though, the moon has gone now, but the cloud is back-grrrr.
Hi Jim,ah the the Chicken neb ! It's a nice result...you just need a lot more data on this object! at least a couple of hours at 10 minute subs would go a lot deeper and then you'll see It come alive in smoothess and colour mate.
Your doing very well with your new CCD Jim! I know It's not your DSLR but It's coming together for you very quickly,so well done.