Aldebaran Through a Focal Reducer

While I was doing some deepsky imaging, I decided to point the Meade 12” scope to Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, and capture a few minutes of data. This image is a 5 minute exposure that showed some unique diffraction and halo patterns from the exposure length and from using the Antares Focal Reducer. I kind of like the results!

Tech Specs: Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, Antares Focal Reducer, ISO 3200, 5 x 60 seconds using Backyard EOS with darks and bias frames, guided using an Orion 60mm guide scope with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: December 20, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.

…Tom

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