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#1 sdeming

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:19 PM

Hello Friends!

 

Happy Monday! I went out last night to image M51. I got everything set up and there was no connection to my laptop. After much messing around, I discovered my USB3.0 cable that goes from the USB hub to my laptop wasn't working. I left everything set up in a field and drove home to get another. It took 30 minutes to and from, with a bit of speeding!

 

Here is the result. Just over two hours of integration.

 

TIFF File: https://www.dropbox....2 TIFF.tif?dl=0

 

Telescope:  Orion 8" f3.9 Newtonian

Imaging Camera:  QHY294C

Guide Scope:  Orion 60mm

Guide Camera:  ZWO120mini

Mount:  Celestron CGX

Explore Scientific Coma Corrector

Baader UV-IR cut filter

 

Lights:  88 x 90 seconds

Darks:  40

Flats:  50

Dark Flats:  50

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#2 matt_astro_tx

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:23 PM

Nice work!



#3 sdeming

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:27 PM

Nice work!

Thanks Matt!



#4 Sandy Swede

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:59 PM

Very nice image! 

Q.  Did you have someone babysitting your rig while you did the mad dash?  If not, can you give me the location of your observing field?  I'm looking to expand my stable.  lol.gif


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#5 TelescopeBah

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 02:11 PM

Thanks for sharing! Beautiful image!
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#6 sdeming

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 03:17 PM

Very nice image! 

Q.  Did you have someone babysitting your rig while you did the mad dash?  If not, can you give me the location of your observing field?  I'm looking to expand my stable.  lol.gif

Ha!!! Nope. No babysitter. Believe me, I was a wreck until I got back and saw all was well.




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