So what now?

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
EricTheAstroJunkie Contributing Member • Posts: 821
Re: So what now?

We're entering what is commonly referred to as Galaxy Season, basically you have a whole slew of galaxy options to image over the first half of the night (obviously these require very long focal lengths and go-to for best images). Starting around 3 am the galactic plane of the Milky Way stars rising and you have the huge myriad of imaging options that don't require things like go-to. If you're up for some late night shooting then you can start with all the targets in the Sadr Region (North America Nebula, Veil Nebula, Butterfuly Nebula, Crescent Nebula, etc) and move your way towards the core shooting all the stuff in that area (Eagle and Omega nebula, Lagoon and Trifid Nebula, Rho Ophiuchi Complex, etc). For me the Milky Way plane is visible from ~3am to sunrise/~6am, so a solid 3 hours (and growing) of imaging available.

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