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SLT Sharp Cap and 37 mintues M51

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#1 Jeff Lee

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:33 PM

My SLT is working like a champ. Plate solve is working and I get everything in the FOV of a 32mm plossl. Most amazing is with SharpCap/Plate solve I am getting everything in the FOV of the ZWO224. I got busy talking to folks at the Star Party last night and let the system run with live stacking for 37 minutes. Here is the image only cropped and turned into a JPEG. Little ST80 did ok.Stack_32bits_163frames_2262s_2.jpg

 


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:48 AM

Very nice Jeff, it's great to see results like this from inexpensive setups. Did you use a focal reducer too?



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:43 AM

Mark, no just a "naked" ST80. I used my SLT (Craigslist for $65 abut 7 years ago) with a C90, ST80, and a C5 (sold to get a 4" APO). Last night using one of the .5 reducers on my USA C90 I made a mistake on one of the alignment stars, shut the mount off, went to Caph, and then using SkyTools sent it to M52, close in the EP but not the ZWO224. Had SharpCap plate solve and M52 in the image. Did the same for 103, and then went as far as M32 (no plate solve). My #8 Yellow will be here for the ST80 this week should help some with brighter stars. Next in line is a FR for my 102 and that I attempt to use on the ST80.


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