Mirko Grewing created a new topic ' Astrophotography with wedge' in the forum. 2 years ago

Dear all,

I am still struggling to get a half-decent pic and I am positive I am missing something very obvious due to inexperience.
I have:

  • Celestron NexStar 6SE
  • Wedge
  • Focal reducer f/6.3
  • Canon EOS 2000D
  • StellarMate
SkyAlign apparently doesn't support the wedge, so I used the "2 known starts" alignment.
The wedge is pointing towards North and set to 51 degrees as I am in London.

I pointed the scope to M 81, and it seems to be able to find it and track. When I take a pic with a 20-25 sec exposure I get this:
Second-Ever.jpg

When increasing the exposure, e.g. 60 secs:
First-Ever.jpg

Did I do something wrong in setting the wedge?

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