Orion widefield astrophotography with ZWO ASI 294MCPRO & Olympus 50 mm lens
- Lens: Vintage Olympus 50mm OM (manual)
- Camera: ASI 294 MCPRO
- Mount: Star Adventurer
- Alignment: QHY Polemaster
- Guiding: none
- Image: 13 * 180 sec subs
- Gain: 300
- Temp: 10 Deg C
- Processing: AstroPixel Processor – lights only
- Bortle Class 1 site
- Location: Arkarula, South Australia 3AM and slightly frosty
Imaging at Arkarula, South Australia. After the moon set at 2AM, the night sky was just incredibly dark. I got in around 4 hours of imaging before the sun started to lighten the sky.
Orion widefield at 100% resolution with Witch Head nebula – IC 2118
Being able to capture a glimmer of this faint reflection nebula visible at the top of the following image was a welcome surprise.
Portable widefield astrophotography rig
The ZWO ASI 294 MCPRO one shot CMOS astrophotography colour camera attached with custom made 3D printed brackets to the Skywatcher Star Adventure tracking mount. Black electrical tape was used on the Olympus 50mm lens to lock the focus.