m37 / ngc 2099


My first 3 night span of imaging w/SGP. Left the iEQ45 in place, but took the scope / camera back inside each night. Simply remounted the scope into the saddle and picked up the sequence again from where I left off. Best 70 of 85 frames based on SGP grading. 3.5 hours, 180 seconds @ ISO400 w/Canon T5i.

Really like PlateSolve2 and the manual camera rotator…makes life much easier. Maybe someday I’ll get automated focusing and rotating, but for now really appreciate these features.


Beautiful. Nice job!