Photographing Markarian’s Chain With A Stock DSLR

Photographing Markarian’s Chain With A Stock DSLR

Imaging Markarian’s Chain was something I tried last year. To a poor degree in my opinion. I was imaging with the Altair Hypercam 183c and it was a struggle as you can see in the video where I fought for the image.

Fast forward to the next year and after having given back the ZWO ASI 533mc Pro that I had to review, I was left with an unmodified Canon 450D and there I sat – trying to find targets.

In the end I decided to revisit this old nemesis of mine. Markarian’s Chain; a group of galaxies located in the constellation Virgo.

After all for me: nothing says “Galaxy Season” more than a huge chain of galaxies spanning a vast distance in space.

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Optolong L-eNhance Narrowband Filter Review

Optolong L-eNhance Narrowband Filter

The Optolong L-eNhance is a not-so-secret weapon in the war against light pollution. The enemy. The result of urbanization and un-optimal street lights. Every night when a lot of us try to view or take images of the night sky, we need to fight the pollution.

To that end narrowband filters are a great addition to the arsenal. The L-eNhance falls in more specifically as a multi-bandpass filter.

In this article I’ll be sharing my thoughts and feelings about this filter after having used it for several months. It was loaned to me from First Light Optics for review, and that’s exactly what I’m about to do.

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