Astro CCD Camera and 50mm F1.4 = Mag 9

Auckland weather has turned in the last week. Evenings must be about 5-10 degrees cooler now meaning the atmosphere is more stable and ultimately better sky viewing conditions.

I set up my Mintron camera with the 50mm F1.4 Lens I picked up and played around to see what sort of results I could get.

I have to say I’m very impressed, even over the light polluted skies of Auckland City (I’m very central city at the moment), I was able to get the following images (Annotated using astrometry.net).

Orion's Sword

Orion's Belt

Some of those really faint specks are stars of around Magnitude 9. These images were direct from the Mintron camera, so no processing has been done on the light levels.

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