In this episode, I go over how I setup to image Bode’s Galaxy, M81. In the video we explore setting up the gear and using the ASIAIR to control everything to do the image, as well as stacking and processing the all the data into a final image. Besides the ASIAIR software, we go into Astro Pixel Processor and Pixinsight as well. The image is made up of just over 8 hours of data taken from home in New Jersey, less than 20 miles from Times Square in NYC.
In the video I referenced several other YouTube channels. Thos are:
Cuiv the Lazy Geek
Another Astro Channel
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