Here is a 50% reduced size shot of the Double Cluster taken earlier this evening. This is really just a test of the focusing on the D7000 but I'm very pleased with the result. The stars are perfectly round here, and the colors of the stars are decent, too.
Be sure to click on the image for a nice view.
- Imaging Scope: Astrotelescopes 80mm ED Refractor
- Imaging Camera: Nikon D7000
- Guiding Scope: William Optics 66mm Petzval Refractor
- Guiding Camera: Meade DSI-C
- Mount: Celestron CGEM
- Exposures: 12 * 2 minute lights, 6 * 2 minute darks
- ISO 800
- Aligned and Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
- Post-Processing in GIMP (contrast, saturation and unsharp mask)