Taken with a Celestron Omni XLT at about 1639 UT when it was still quite light. I used an infra-red pass filter to get rid of all the daylight and reduce atmospheric shimmer which is mostly in the blue end of the spectrum. I like to take these type of shots at very low luminosity but that makes it difficult to stack and stitch the videos together.
In the end, I had to use Thierry Legault’s manual method (blending via difference mode for alignment in Photoshop). Ive used that twice now with panels that software such as MS ICE cant process and it does work very well.
Celestron Omni XLT 1000/102mm refractor.
Baader 685 nm IR pass filter with Skyris 273m CCD camera.
Ioptron ZEQ25GT mount.