I had been wondering if I can do deep sky photography with the newer narrow
band filters with my QHY128c Color camera, and have been working on this
for the last 3 or 4 months. Wanted let you all see some of the results.
I am quite pleased with things (except for the HyperStar, I have to get the
comma issue fixed, still working on that).
My setup is a C-11 with either Prime Focus, or Hyperstar setup with a 2"
filter along with the QHY128 Camera. These deep sky objects were captured
in my front yard here in Chandler (cross roads of Ray & Dobson).. I measure
a Bortle Scale value of 7 with my light meter.
I have two filters, and am in the process of doing a comparison between
them. All let you know the results when I have a final conclusion. The
<https://www.astronomik.com/de/visual-filters/uhc-filter.html> ($200 list
And the pricey OPT Triad
($775 list price)
Here are the links to the images, the images have setup, number of frames
and exposure information in the lower right of each image.
1. Heart Nebula
2. Bubble Nebula
3. Elephant Trunk
5. Soul Nebula
6. Omega Nebula
7. Lagoon Nebula
Conclusion, You certainly can do deep-sky right here in the city! For
now; the new LED street lights are starting to go up in the city, and this
will surely impact the effectiveness of the filters, but for now, if you
are interested in imaging nebula, there is no reason (except money) you
can't do that right in your front yard!
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