Results from my astrophotography week in the south of France

During the last week of September I had the opportunity, for the fourth consecutive year, to go with a group of people to the south of France in the Haute Provence where I could dedicate 100% of my time to astrophotography. The weather could have been better, but worse too. We could enjoy two full nights of really dark skies. During the first few nights there was still a waning moon. On other nights we could enjoy some clear skies for a few hours.  It was also the first time I had the opportunity to test my new CMOS-based camera under dark skies, setting it to high gain and many, many short exposures. I also worked in parallel: My CMOS camera was mounted on my telescope while my DSLR captured some widefield pictures. These pictures I still need to process. So here are the first results:

lbn437_lrgb
LBN437 & Sh2-126 in Lacerta

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED @ f/3.6 f=385mm
Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-C
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: OAG with Lodestar
Exposure: 370x60sec L + 60x60sec R + 60x60sec G + 60x60sec B
Date: September 28th-29th, 2016
Location: Montlaux, France

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LDN1251 in Cepheus

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED @ f/5 f=530mm
Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-C
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: OAG with Lodestar
Exposure: 240x60sec L + 60x60sec R + 60x60sec G + 60x60sec B
Date: September 26th-27th, 2016
Location: Montlaux, France

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