NGC 6334, the Cat’s Paw nebula is a faint emission nebula on the constellation of Scorpio.
That’s finally my last capture before I get my DSLR modified for astrophotography.
My setup for astrophotography is slowly getting the way I want!
Of course, my ideia was to shot an emission nebula hard to capture with a stock camera. If everything ends right, soon I’ll post a version of this same target, with some quite similar exposure, but with an astromoded Canon T6i. Wish me luck!
Well… the Cat’s Paw nebula is a hard target for Bortle 6 skies and a stock DSLR. Almost 3 hours of exposure and I hardly got some nebulosity. I hope it will change soon, as soon my camera come back and my Optolong L-Pro arrive.
Here it is:
- Canon T6i
- Long Perng S400M-C 66mm f/6 refractor
- iOptron CEM25P with a 2″ tripod
- Guiding: ZWO 60280 Finder and Guide Scope and QHY5L-ii Color
- 87 x 120S
- ISO 1600
My skies are getting worse
Well, when I was using my Nikon D5000, the light pollution was a problem, of course, but not a major one. I mean, I was using ISO 400, and 120s frames apear not too gray at the time.
As soon I as put my hands on my new Canon T6i, I saw the real problem. 120s subs with 1600 ISO are enough to let the frame almost white!
Look at this:
This is one single frame with 120s of exposure time and 1600 ISO.
Optolong L-Pro Clip Filter on the way
To fix (or at least try) this issue, I bought a Optolong L-Pro Clip Filter. I’m in Brazil, and it’s coming from China, so… just imagine how long I’ll need to wait…
But don’t worry!
Canon T6i astromod on the way
Also, I just sent my new Canon T6i to be modified for astrophotography.
As you can imagine, I can’t even sleep.
As soon as I put my hands on the canon again I’ll try to shot the Cat’s Paw once more!
See you soon!