Just posting quick update. I was able to get out to test the Astronomik CLS clip in filter on M42 the other night, while testing some mount settings at same time. I have been experimenting fine tuning mount and phd guiding settings a bit more which is easy to do having the permanent pier mount. The m42 image is way over exposed on purpose to test the mount settings and to see what details would emerge with the new Astronomik CLS clip in filter at 10 minute exposures. This m42 image represents stack of 3-10 minute exposures with the T2i @ F/10 on the Celestron 800HD OTA with CLS FIlter.
I really wish the Edge 800HD focal reducers would get released soon, I love the flat field of the HD optics, but lack the FOV I require for many DSO’s. Update– The Celestron EdgeHD 800 focal reducers are available for preorder now! Below this image is a Lunar image taken on 29 August, I thought I would post it up and share.
Weather is starting to break for Fall imaging season. Looking forward to this imaging season.