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M31 globulars via ETX-70

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#1 nytecam

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

A quick 30s [6x5s stack] via 'untrained' ETX-70 in polar mode on patio with a few globulars identified via Robert Glenders's annotated M31 image ;) LP meant M31 not seen by eye but pic recorded to mag 14.5 so I'm happy :grin:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Very cool image. I enjoy your work and what you are accomplishing using a small achromatic refractor ... usually reserved for visual use only ... much more than the images posted on CN taken with $20,000 scopes, $15,000 mounts, $10,000 cameras and 20 hour exposures!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

:bigshock: I am always amazed at how you can tease all those photons out with that '70 :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: As James points out,"It's the magician, not the wand."
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

Thanks James and Dave for your comments - much appreciated ;) Yes - even small scopes like the ETX-60/70/80 make great little astrographs. Even moreso as the original Meade ETX-70 Manual presumes it's unsuitable for such imaging :grin:






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