Playing around with an artificial spider I made to create diffraction spikes
on brighter stars as a warm up for the main event of the evening which was
the Horsehead Nebula. The spider obviously works well. I like diffraction spikes
especially on wide field constellation shots where the spikes really point
out the main stars of the constellation among the swarms.
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American Horse Lake
Telescope: Orion 80ED (with artificial spider)
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure Count: 12 images @ 4 minutes, 48 minutes
Guiding: LX200, ST-402
Post Processing: ImagesPlus - Align, combine, digital
Neat Image - Noise reduction.
Photoshop - Levels, cropping.