After imaging Jupiter on 11/21, I waited until around midnight to start imaging the Rosette. This is one object that I imaged back in January when I first got my T3. I didnt have the C6 yet, nor did I have the 300D. This time, I imaged it with a modified camera at f/5. The autoguider was a little unstable, and that might have been because my polar alignment might not have been perfect. I had plenty of stars in the field. It tracked good enough, however to do a set of 5 minute exposures at iso-800.
One thing that I've not done yet is post a single frame as taken from the camera. This picture was converted to jpg from the raw. I stacked 20 frames that look identical to this one to create the finished image. I figured it would be interesting to see what a single unprocessed frame looked like in comparison to the finished product.
Can you see the Rosette in this image? Its there, but it is really faint. This is what I had to work with starting out.
Now, after stacking 20 frames, using a set of flats, darks and bias frames, and some heavy duty histogram stretching and some color balancing, this is what I finally ended up with.
Pretty crazy, huh. As you can see, there is very little noise in this image, even in the dim areas. There was a small amount of noise in the stack, but the software can get rid of small amounts of noise. A single frame wouldnt have been near this detailed and smooth.