Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Deep Sky Imaging Session - April 21-22, 2012
Last April 21, I went to Caliraya together with members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) to observe and image under the dark skies there. The early evening was clear till around 1:00am, wherein the sky gets hazier and hazier as the hours gone by, we were still able to observe and see the Milky Way stretching from Scorpius to Cygnus region. I was able to do some deep sky imaging on M41 star cluster in Canis Major, NGC3372 Eta Carina Nebula in Carina as well as M6 Butterfly star cluster in Scorpius. Images were taken using Canon EOS 500D DSLR with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/5.6 mounted on Kenko Sky Memo-R tracker.