The trials, tribulations and small triumphs of an Indiana astronomer.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Here's another reprocessed image, this time of Orion. The focus is still lousy, but more detail is visible. Note the faint streaks in the image. I do not know what caused these artifacts. I suspect they are the result of vibration from the SLR shutter and mirror mechanism at the beginning of the exposure jiggling the scope; they do seem to correspond to the imaged stars, but are displaced.