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Needle Galaxy NGC 4565
      #5835821 - 05/02/13 08:50 AM Attachment (51 downloads)

Took this one over the weekend with the AT8IN trying out the new Moonlite focuser. This was taken with a Canon T3 and I used a CGEM DX mount and Orion ST80 with SSAG.
30X300sec with 25 darks, 30 flats, and 20 bias


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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5836053 - 05/02/13 11:13 AM

Beautiful...

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: caheaton]
      #5836594 - 05/02/13 03:30 PM

That is nice!

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5836718 - 05/02/13 04:47 PM

Wonderful image, great color.

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: SergeC]
      #5836954 - 05/02/13 06:43 PM

Thanks guys! I hope to get a good night this weekend and give M101 a try

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5837005 - 05/02/13 06:56 PM

Very nice...

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: proteus5]
      #5837361 - 05/02/13 10:20 PM

Great image!

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: JazzSky]
      #5837644 - 05/03/13 04:20 AM

Great target, nicely processed!

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: DarkStarAstro]
      #5840808 - 05/04/13 09:54 PM

Nice!

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: RobertED]
      #5841243 - 05/05/13 08:08 AM

Thanks! This galaxy is much bigger than I was expecting. It was quite large on the Canon T3 chip even at only 800mm focal length. Debating on using the C8 for M101 but I sure do love using the AT8IN now with the new Moonlite focuser! Imaging at f/4 is nice and I always seem to pick up at least a few galaxies in the background. M101 is quite large with low surface brightness so I think the AT8IN will be the chosen one once again. I'm sure it will get used much more now with the new Moonlite. The AT8IN is a really nice astrograph but that factory focuser is by far the weak link in the ota. Its truly a dream machine now, just need the High Res Stepper Motor and Controller!

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5842432 - 05/05/13 08:57 PM

Very nice! Nice color.

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: TimN]
      #5842832 - 05/06/13 01:16 AM

Nice work, congrat's on the image

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5842857 - 05/06/13 01:54 AM

Nice job.

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Re: Needle Galaxy NGC 4565 new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5845032 - 05/07/13 07:40 AM

Nice image! Yes, NGC 4565 is quite a bit bigger than you expect.

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The AT8IN is a really nice astrograph but that factory focuser is by far the weak link in the ota. Its truly a dream machine now, just need the High Res Stepper Motor and Controller!




Like this...

http://www.pbase.com/bellwoodmder/image/142288119/large

http://www.pbase.com/bellwoodmder/image/148407793/large

Mine about ready to be retired. I bought the carbon fiber version with the same specs...

-Bill


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