Friend(s): "So! Did you get any pictures of the sky?"
Me: "Ah, yeah, a few. But there were clouds ... had one good night ... will take me a while to process them"
Friends(s): (losing interest quickly) "oh, ok ... let me see something when they are done then".
What they don't realize is they will *never* be done! sigh. So in order to combat this illusion of progress through motion I will post up what is likely the only good image from the trip ... in B&W. I gray-scaled the image because I am having a nasty time trying to get the colors figured out. All RBG debayering channel sensitivity hoo-ha. Really starting to get me PO'd.
|M31, M32, M110 (Andromeda galaxy and companion elliptical galaxies)|
Canon T2i, 200mm EF-L @ f2.8
Astrotrak Travel System mount
87 60sec exposures @ ISO3200 (taken over two evenings)
64 darks, 21 flats (1/5" ISO 100) 21 flatdarks (still not sure about needing these)
preprocessed in Nebulosity
post processed PS4
Color will follow when/if I get that figured out. Just hate throwing away all *that* data.