The constellation Lyra captured with ASI 294 and Voigtlander 25mm
- Lens: Micro four thirds Voigtlander 25mm
- Camera: ASI 294 MC PRO, uncooled 20 degrees
- Mount: Star Adventurer
- Alignment: none
- Guiding: none
- Image: Single 60 second exposure
- Processing: AstroPixel Processor
- Bortle Class 7 site, 3/4 full moon
Captured using the ASI AIR. The image has been processed in AstroPixel Processor to remove the light pollution gradient. It shows the potential of the ASI 294 for wide field imaging.
Wide field astrophotography with the ASI 294
The ASI AIR was tested in conjunction with an ASI 294 to do some “first Light” wide field astrophotography imaging using a Star Adventurer EQ mount for tracking. The conditions were far from ideal, photographing off a balcony in the middle of a city with Bortle class 7 light pollution and a three quarter full moon with only a rough polar alignment was performed. The lenses used were a micro four thirds Voigtlander 25mm and an OM mount Olympus 50mm.
The first wide field target was Lyra, captured using the Voigtlander 25mm with an Olympus OM 50mm lens then used to get more detail on the two stars Delta Lyra 1 and Delta Lyra 2.
The Coathanger was then imaged using the Voigtlander 25mm as it was higher in the sky and less effected by light pollution gradients
60 second exposure of delta 1 Lyra & delta 2 Lyra using Olympus OM 50mm lens
Using the Light Pollution tools in AstroPixel Processor
Stars in the constellation of Lyra taken with the ASI 294 “one shot colour” camera and Voigtlander 25mm loaded into AstroPixel Processor before and after light gradient removal.
Wide field astrophotography of the Coathanger
The ASI 294 was aimed higher in the night sky to reduce the effect of sky glow. The image is a single 60 second exposure taken with the Voigtlander 25mm. North is to the right.
Use Astrometry to find where your camera is pointing in the night sky.
Wide field astrophotography adapters
Custom adapters designed and 3D printed to attach the micro four thirds 25mm and Olympus Om 50mm lenses to the ASI 294.
The Olympus OM 50mm lens attached to the ASI 294 via a OM-M43 adapter.
The micro four thirds Voigtlander 25mm on the left and the Olympus OM 50mm on the right
Wide field astrophotography setup with ASI 294 MC Pro
Our light and portable wide field astrophotography setup includes the ASI 294, Star Adventurer GOTO EQ mount, 50 mm Orion guide camera with ASI-120 MC-S guide camera and red dot finder. A custom adapter was designed and 3D printed to hold the red dot finder and attached the camera to the mount. The lens mounted is the micro four thirds Voigtlander 25mm.
Using ASI 294 colour camera for night landscape photography
Using the ASI 294 mounted on a tripod to do some low light night landscape photography. Single 10 second image, gain at 100 with a 3/4 full moon. This was captured using an Ipad, with the ASI AIR connected to the ASI 294.