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#1 Mkofski

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

Well, I finally got out with somewhat clear skies and temps above 30 degrees F. Not real happy with the results but they are better than I've had in the past.

I was using the zEQ25 mount, Canon 1000D and an inexpensive 90mm f/10 refractor. I only did a fast Polar Alignment with the Polar scope on the z25 with no drift adjustment. Both shots were unguided 45 second exposures. I used Equinox Pro for camera control and did the stacking and processing in Nebulosity.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

And here is M13

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:55 PM

Very Cool!

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Thanks Shawn... It is getting a little less frustrating.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

Great first grabs! That is a good sign that the frustration is less :)

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:40 PM

Great job. I liken the learning curve as being similar to when I was an intern in the ICU my first year. Very steep learning curve but rewarding if you hang in there.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:16 AM

While I was out on Monday night I also gave the Double Double a try. The seeing wasn't very good but I got this from my mono ImageSource camera (DMK21AF04.AS). You can't see the separation between A abd B or C and D but you can see the components elongated north and south for A/B and east west for C/D.

Thanks for looking!

Edit: the lable of bottom "pair" should read "C and D".

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:21 AM

Great job. I liken the learning curve as being similar to when I was an intern in the ICU my first year. Very steep learning curve but rewarding if you hang in there.


Well, maybe not quite as steep a learning curve as an ICU internship but I get your point. It is probably the hardest thing I've done relating to a hobby!

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