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Old 11-06-2024, 06:57 PM
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M16 - ZWO Seestar in Bortle 2 skies

My first ever imaging from bortle 2 skies. I needed something extra portable so I got myself a ZWO seestar as despite all it's limitations it fits in a small box and can be used with pretty well no setup.

I only had a small window between clouds but I tried both no filter and using the built in filter. Both images are circa 5 mins each of 10s exposures.

Interestingly the filter stopped star bloat and made for a better picture IMO. Given more data it may well change but I also did the lagoon nebula M8 and got the same result for 5min of data.

As for the Seestar - it has serious limitations but zero regrets.
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Definitely need more exposures to increase detail and reduce noise. Here’s my raw m16 in bortle 6. 95 minutes of 10 s exposures.
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Old 29-06-2024, 07:23 PM
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The extra data makes the difference.
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