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#1 roelb

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Posted 31 January 2022 - 08:12 PM

Easy:                     M 1 - M 81 - M 82

Medium:                IC 405 - M 76 - NGC 40 - NGC 1501 - NGC 1514 - NGC 2392 - NGC 2841

Challenging:          Arp 6 - Arp 25 - Arp 145 - HCG 10 - NGC 2336 - UGC 3697

Very Challenging: The Twin Quasar

 

I wish everybody clear EAA nights (here winter weather it is a real catastrophe).

Have fun.

 

Images with Lodestar X2 Mono with Evo 8 @ F/5

Images with ASI533MC-Pro with Evo 8 @ F/5

Images with ASI290MM with 6 SE @ F/5

 

Easy - M 1 - Crab Nebula - Supernova Remnant in Tau

https://en.wikipedia...nomers in 1054.

 

ASI533MC-Pro

20 x 15 s

M 1_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_20 x 15,0s = 300s_9-2-2021T22_15_21.jpg

 

Easy - M 81 - Bode's Galaxy - Sp. G. in And

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Messier_81

 

ASI290MM

50 x 8 s

M 81_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_50 x 8,0s = 400s_2-4-2020T01_27_18.jpg

 

ASI533MC-Pro

40 x 20 s

M 81_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_40 x 20,0s = 800s_17-3-2020T22_59_59.jpg

 

Easy - M 82 - Cigar Galaxy - Bode's Nebula - Sp. G. in UMa

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Messier_82

 

ASI290MM

26 x 8 s

M 82_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_26 x 8,0s = 208s_19-3-2021T23_53_36.jpg

 

ASI533MC-Pro

40 x 20 s

M 82_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_40 x 20,0s = 800s_17-3-2020T23_16_34.jpg

 

Medium - IC 405 - Flaming Star Emission-Reflection Neb. in Aur

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_405

 

ASI533MC-Pro

40 x 20 s

IC 405 - C 31_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_20 x 45,0s = 900s_24-3-2020T22_28_08.jpg

 

Medium - M 76 - Little Dumbbell Pl. Neb. in Per

https://en.wikipedia...Dumbbell_Nebula

 

ASI533MC-Pro

25 x 15 s

M 76_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_25 x 15,0s = 375s_4-11-2020T21_02_32.jpg


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Posted 31 January 2022 - 08:25 PM

Medium - NGC 40 - Bow Tie Pl. Neb. in Cep

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_40

 

ASI290MM

20 x 2 s

NGC 40_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_20 x 2,0s = 40s_26-2-2021T22_30_07.jpg

 

ASI533MC-Pro

12 x 5 s

NGC 40_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_12 x 5,0s = 60s_20-9-2020T23_44_47.jpg

NGC 40_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_12 x 5,0s = 60s_20-9-2020T23_44_47_CROP.jpg

 

Medium - NGC 1501 - Camel's Eye Pl. Neb. in Cam

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_1501

 

ASI290MM

15 x 10 s

NGC 1501_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_15 x 10,0s = 150s_28-11-2020T23_16_38.jpg

 

ASI533MC-Pro

10 x 5 s

NGC 1501 - Camel's Eye Pl.Neb._ZWO ASI533MC Pro_10 x 5,0s = 50s_6-11-2020T22_56_08.jpg

NGC 1501 - Camel's Eye Pl.Neb._ZWO ASI533MC Pro_10 x 5,0s = 50s_6-11-2020T22_56_08_CROP.jpg

 

Medium - NGC 1514 - Crystal Ball Pl. Neb. in Tau

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_1514

 

ASI533MC-Pro

20 x 10 s

NGC 1514_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_20 x 10,0s = 200s_5-11-2020T22_13_31.jpg

NGC 1514_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_20 x 10,0s = 200s_5-11-2020T22_13_31-CROP.jpg

 

Medium - NGC 2392 - Eskimo Pl. Neb. in Gem

https://en.wikipedia...i/Eskimo_Nebula

 

ASI290MM

40 x 2 s

NGC 2392_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_40 x 2,0s = 80s_30-3-2021T22_53_57.jpg

 

Medium - NGC 2841 - Tiger's Eye Sp. G. in UMa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2841

 

ASI533MC-Pro

18 x 30 s

NGC 2841_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_18 x 30,0s = 540s_23-6-2020T00_03_35.jpg

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2022 - 08:34 PM

Challenging - Arp 6 - NGC 2537 - Bear's Paw Sp. G. in Lyn

 

Lodestar X2 Mono

14 x 10 s

NGC 2537.-.Arp.6.-.Bear.Paw.Galaxy_14x10s_mean_2017.1.27_00.31.03_2017.2.10_21.13.18.jpg

 

Challenging - Arp 25 - NGC 2276 - Sp. G. in Cep

 

ASI290MM

20 x 15 s

Arp 25_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_20 x 15,0s = 300s_8-7-2019T01_30_26.jpg

Arp 25_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_10 x 15,0s = 150s_8-7-2019T01_30_26_PrtSc.jpg

 

Challenging - Arp 145 - UGC 1840 - PGC 9062  Sp. G. in And

https://images.mantrapskies.com/catalog/ARP-GALAXIES/ARP145/ARP145L4X10RGB2X10X3CROP150.jpg

 

ASI290MM

48 x 8 s

Arp 145_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_48 x 8,0s = 384s_25-10-2021_00_45_46.jpg

Arp 145_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_10 x 8,0s = 80s_25-10-2021_00_45_46.jpg

 

Challenging - HCG 10 - NGC 542 - NGC 531 - NGC 536 - NGC 529 Sp. & Ell. G. in And

 

ASI533MC-Pro

15 x 20 s

HCG 10_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_15 x 20,0s = 300s_9_10_2021T23_30_04.jpg

HCG 10_ZWO ASI533MC Pro_2 x 20,0s = 40s_9_10_2021T23_30_04.jpg


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Posted 31 January 2022 - 08:41 PM

Challenging - NGC 2336 - Open Cluster - Sp. G. in Mon

 

ASI290MM

53 x 8 s

NGC 2336_ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_53 x 8,0s = 424s_22_12_2021_00_14_12.jpg

 

Lodestar X2

6 x 30 s

NGC.2336_6x30s_mean_2017.2.14_01.22.32_2017.3.5_02.20.27.jpg

 

Challenging - UGC 3697 - PGC 20348 - Integral Sign Sp.G in Cam

 

ASI290MM

15 x 15 s

UGC 3697 - Integral Sign G._ZWO ASI290MM(53045621)_15 x 15,0s = 225s_25_01_2022_01_21_57.jpg

 

Very Challenging - QSO 0957+561AB - The Twin Quasar in UMa

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Twin_Quasar

https://www.cloudyni...s/#entry7675530

 

Lodestar X2 Mono

5 x 30 s

The.Twin.Quasar_2017.1.26_01.46.26_Annotated.jpg

The.Twin.Quasar_2017.1.26_01.46.26_CROP.jpg

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2022 - 08:51 PM

That's a great selection, Roel. I'm particularly looking forward to trying the twin quasar in Ursa Major.


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Posted 01 February 2022 - 10:26 AM

Very nice collection and a good starting point for testing my new scope ... I just have to blow away those bloody clouds crazy.gif


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Posted 01 February 2022 - 10:57 AM

Great selection Roel. Arp 145 is one of my absolute favourites and worth spending time on to pull out the ring -- fascinating object to read about too.


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Posted 01 February 2022 - 11:04 AM

Great selection! Lots of my favorites.

 

Here is the SkySafari observing list.

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 11:20 AM

Thanks Roel !

 

You shall have clear skies for the rest of 2022!

 

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 09:38 PM

I'm getting very consistent results from my setup now and am trying to do better with Sharpcap.  Tonight is the last clear night before Snowpocalypse II, so I wanted to hit some targets.
 
ZS73 w/ 385MC on my AZ-GTi in AZ mode.  Astroberry, KStars/EKOS, and Sharpcap 'Folder Monitor Camera'.
 
M82 - 20 frames, 240 seconds (from 1-30)
M82 20frames 240sseconds WithDisplayStretch
 
NGC40 - 20 frames, 160 seconds
NGC40 20frames 160sseconds WithDisplayStretch
 
NGC1501 - 20 frames, 160 seconds
NGC1501 20frames 160sseconds WithDisplayStretch
 
NGC1514 - 20 frames, 160 seconds
NGC1514 20frames 160sseconds WithDisplayStretch
 
NGC2537 - 29 frames, 348 seconds
NGC2537 29frames 348sseconds WithDisplayStretch

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Posted 02 February 2022 - 07:41 AM

Great list! I picked up a few of them last night through my AT66ED using the SVBONY 305 Camera.  Live stacked using SharpCap Pro. I was guiding with a Orion StarShoot Autoguider but my exposures are short (15 seconds) so I don't think that was really necessary.

 

NGC 40 - The Bow Tie - Live stack 40 x 15 seconds @ 400 gain 

NGC40 Stack 40frames 600s

 

NGC 1501 - Live stack 40 x 15 seconds @ 400 gain

NGC1501 Stack 40frames 600s
 
NGC 1514 - Live stack 40 x 15 seconds @ 400 gain
NGC1514 Stack 40frames 600s
 
NGC 2392 - The Eskimo Nebula - Live stack 20 x 15 seconds @ 400 gain
NGC2392 Stack 20frames 300s
 
 
Hope to pick up a few more from this list tonight.

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Posted 03 February 2022 - 03:35 PM

I really like this challenge list! Looking forward to  trying many of the ones I have not shot before. These images taken with C8 Edge/ .7 FR/ Asi294MC/ Bin 2/ AVX mount/ PHD 2 guiding.

 

M1 - 12 frames at 120 sec each at 140 gain. WO STC filter

M1 Stack 12frames 1440s WithDisplayStretch cropped

 

M76 - 4 frames at 120 sec each at 121 gain. WO STC filter

M76 Stack 4frames 480s WithDisplayStretch cropped

 

M81 - 12 frames at 11 sec each at 121 gain

M81 Stack 81frames 1215s WithDisplayStretch cropped

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 02:53 PM

Took these photos of M76 and NGC 1501 20x30sec subs.

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Posted 05 February 2022 - 12:32 AM

I got out to see NGC 1514 on February 3.   I'm still having trouble with high haze hurting transparency that has been persistent over the last few weeks.    It is was also cold at 5F that is my lower limit.    Naked eye limiting magnitude under m4.   NGC 1514 was not eyepiece visible.

 

I had my Astro-Tech 102 EDL with a ZWO ASI-294mc out.    CG-5 ASGT mount unguided.   SharpCap live stacked and saved as viewed.   510 second total exposure (34x15s).  File size reduced.   

 

NGC 1514 1.5 x 1 degree.   North up, east left.

1-ngc 1514_Stack_34frames_510s-001.jpg

 

Cropped to 26' wide

1-ngc 1514_Stack_34frames_510s-002.jpg

 

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Posted 06 February 2022 - 09:38 AM

Had a nice clear night last night.  A little cool and a little breezy, but nice clear skies.  Was able to snag a few more from the challenge list.

 

All of these were observed through my AT66ED using my SV305 camera and live stacked with SharpCap Pro.

 

IC 405 - Live stack 120x15 seconds at 450 gain.

IC405 Stack 120frames 1800s
I could just start to see the nebula at about 6 or 7 minutes into the live stack. 
 
HCG10 - Live stack 60 x 30 seconds at 450 gain.
HCG10 Stack 60frames 1800s
I was able to resolve NGC 542, NGC 531, NGC 536, and NGC 529.
 
NGC 2336 - Live stack 60 x 30 seconds at 450 gain.
NGC2336 Stack 60frames 1800s

 

NGC 2841 - Live stack 60 x 30 seconds at 450 gain.

NGC2841 Stack 60frames 1800s
Really liked looking at this one.

 

UGC 3697 - Live stack 60 x 30 seconds at 450 gain.

UGC3697 Stack 60frames 1800s
The wind gusted up a bit during this live stack and you can see that in some of the star trails on the brighter stars but UGC 3697 still resolved nice in the center.
 

More from my EAA Session on 02/05/2022 can be found here.


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Posted 06 February 2022 - 11:53 AM

A fun night last night. Seeing average but I managed to get some more of this month's challenge objects. All images taken with C8 Edge/ .7 FR/ Asi294MC/ Bin 2/ AVX mount/ Sharpcap 4.0 Pro/  PHD 2. All have been cropped.

 

ngc2392 - 20 frames at 30 sec each gain 225 STC filter

ngc2392 Stack 20frames 600s WithDisplayStretch cropped
 
ngc1501 - 25 frames at 30 sec each gain 225 STC filter
ngc1501 Stack 25frames 750s WithDisplayStretch cropped
 
ngc1514 - 25 frames at 30 sec each gain 225 STC filter
ngc1514 Stack 25frames 750s WithDisplayStretch cropped
 
ngc40 - 18 frames at 30 sec each gain 225 STC filter
ngc40 Stack 18frames 540s WithDisplayStretch cropped
 
ngc2841 - 20 frames at 30 sec each gain 121
ngc2841 Stack 20frames 600s WithDisplayStretch cropped
 
ngc2537 - 10 frames at 30 sec each gain 121
ngc2537 Stack 10frames 300s WithDisplayStretch cropped
 
Twin quasar - this was a real challenge but so happy I found it!
36 frames at 30 sec each gain 121
TWIN QUASAR Stack 36frames 1080s WithDisplayStretch cropped annotaded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 06 February 2022 - 12:35 PM

Another mediocre night but still very fun! I managed to get a few of this month's objects despite poor seeing, poor tracking and messed up flats (first time trying flats with big dob).


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Posted 06 February 2022 - 01:52 PM

I took a lazy dip into Roel's excellent list of targets this month and picked just one easy (M81) and the challenging (Twin Quasar) target. It's my first look at M81 this season, and my first time capturing the twin quasar. (Both captures taken with my 130EDT triplet, reduced to f/5.5, ASI290MM mini at 300 gain, no filters and no binning, using ASILive; north is up in each image):

 

M81; 20 x 15 sec

 

 

M81_f5.5F_Light_Stack_20frames_15sec_RS_Bin1_2.0C_gain300_2022-02-05_231106.jpg

 

What makes this capture of M81 interesting to me, is that I can see the very faint irregular dwarf galaxy companion Holmberg IX, well over to the left (east) of M81, and about 40% of the way up from the bottom (south) end of the frame. It  is just a very faint patch, barely visible in this 5 minute exposure, but I could spot it while live stacking after only a couple of minutes. For any other self-confessed fans of Holmberg IX, this is the first time I've spotted it in such a short exposure, and I was surprised as I'm only using a 130mm refractor. 

 

 

Next up is the twin quasar in Ursa Major, which also has the PGC designation PGC2518326.  This one popped up pretty quickly, and is easily visible smack in the middle of the frame in this 2 minute exposure. I've also included a cropped and zoomed view of both of the "twin" images. The angular separation of both components is about 6 arcecs; as an aide to finding this one, the galaxy NGC3079 is about 10 arcminutes to the south (just below/outside my FOV).

 

Twin quasar (PGC2518326);  8 x 15 sec (full frame)

 

PGC2518326_f5.5F_Light_Stack_8frames_15sec_RS_Bin1_2.1C_gain300_2022-02-05_222620.jpg

 

Twin quasar (PGC2518326);  8 x 15 sec (cropped and zoomed)

 

PGC2518326_f5.5F_Light_Stack_8frames_15sec_RSx_Bin1_2.1C_gain300_2022-02-05_222620.jpg


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Posted 06 February 2022 - 06:04 PM

Out last evening and captured a couple really nice targets from this months challenge (thanks Roelb).

 

Same setup as the last couple months (my AT72EDII is really starting to get grumpy).  Celestron Super C8 Plus + ASI533MCP.  Most were 15s subs at gain 350, except the Clown Face which was 4 seconds at gain 125.

 

Bear Paw (NGC 2537, Arp 6)

NGC 2537 158frames 2370s
NGC 2537 158frames 2370s Zoom
 
Clown Face (NGC 2392)
NGC 2392 391frames 1564s
NGC 2392 391frames 1564s Zoom
 
IC 2233 | This one isn't on the list, but it was so close to the Bear Paw that I had to take a peek.  This is one of the thinnest galaxies known.
IC 2233 124frames 1860s
IC 2233 00001 WithAnnotations
 
Integral Sign (UGC 3697)
Integral Sign 120frames 1800sh
 
M1
M1 475frames 1900s
 
NGC 2336
NGC 2336 260frames 3900s
NGC 2336 260frames 3900s Zoom
NGC 2336 00001 WithAnnotations
 
NGC 2841
NGC 2841 260frames 3900s
NGC 2841 260frames 3900s Zoom

 


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Posted 07 February 2022 - 10:33 AM

Got out the night of Feb 6th for a few hours before the clouds rolled in.  Had nice views of a bunch of planetary nebula. 

Photos unprocessed but cropped, taken with CPC-11 F/6.3 ASI 294MC Pro cooled, 18x20secs bin 2x2.

Little Dumbbell (M76)

C11_NGC 650_18x20.000secs_2x2_-5.30C_cropped.png

Bow Tie (NGC 40)

C11_NGC 40_18x20.000secs_2x2_-5.80C_cropped.png

Camel's Eye (NGC 1501)

C11_NGC 1501_18x20.000secs_2x2_-5.80C_cropped.png


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Posted 07 February 2022 - 11:03 AM

Relaxed viewing last night with the C6 Hyperstar.  Not ideal for most of these objects, but I tried some of the PNs anyway (not shown). 

C6 at 307mm, Hyperstar v.4, UHC, ASI533MC at 300 gain
 

M81, M82, and NGC 3077

5 sec x 50

M81, M82, and NGC 3077
 
IC 405
15 sec x 20
IC 405

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Posted 07 February 2022 - 06:40 PM

Celestron C8 (f/6.3 reducer)/AVX/ZWO IR 850nm Pass Filter/ASI533MCP/SC4 Pro/ASTAP.  All taken at 100 Gain and 20 offset (Brightness).

 

M 1 - 20 x 15s

M1_Crop.JPG

 

M 81 - 60 x 10s

M81_Crop.JPG

M 82 - 88 x 20s

M82_Crop.JPG

 

M 76 - 25 x 15s

M76_Crop.JPG

NGC 40 - 12 x 10s

NGC40_Crop.JPG

NGC 1501 - 23 x 10s

NGC1501_Crop.JPG

NGC 2841 - 33 - 15s

NGC2841_Crop.JPG

 


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Posted 07 February 2022 - 11:38 PM

Had a clear night and wanted to test out the 290MM with the .8x reducer.  ZS73 at f/4.7 on my AZ-GTi in AZ mode with Astroberry/KStars and Sharpcap.  Everything saved as viewed.

 

I went after the Twin Quasar and captured something on the sensor, but it didn't resolve very well (it's there, though!).  I may try with longer exposure or higher gain since it would be neat to capture it.

 

M81 - 50 frames, 250 seconds

M81 Mono 50frames 250s  21 11 27 WithDisplayStretch

 

ARP25 - 24 frames, 192 seconds

NGC 2276 ARP25 24frames 192s  21 28 57 WithDisplayStretch
 
NGC2336 - 35 frames, 280 seconds
NGC2336 UGC3809 35frames 280s  21 35 23 WithDisplayStretch
 
NGC2392 - 25 frames, 125 seconds
NGC2392_25frames_125s__22_13_56_WithDisplayStretch
 
NGC2841 - 25 frames, 200 seconds
NGC2841 UGC4966 25frames 200s  22 07 13 WithDisplayStretch
 
UGC3697 - 24 frames, 192 seconds
UGC3697 24frames 192s  21 44 21 WithDisplayStretch
 
Twin Quasar - 50 frames, 400 seconds
PGC 2518326 50frames 400s  21 49 05 WithDisplayStretch

 

 

 


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Posted 08 February 2022 - 06:41 AM

Got around to finally posting. Busy, busy, busy.

 

ASI183,

C11

Hyperstar

L-Pro Filter

Darks & Flats

Images Cropped

 

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Posted 08 February 2022 - 10:23 AM

I was out the night of Feb5/6th and was able to get quite a few of the targets.  It was a bit windy and my stars show it. 

 

Using my 80mm Triplet with QHY183C and a new to me IDAS LPS-D2 filter.  Riding the AZGTi as an EQ. 

 

Everything at Gain 25, exposures were between 4s and 30s

 

Easy:   I have looked at these recently so skipped them for this night.  Hope to come back and do better than I have so far.

                 

Medium:               

 

M 76

M76 38frames 304s Resize
 
  M76 38frames 304s crop
 
 

NGC 40

NGC40 38frames 304s Resize
 
 
NGC40 38frames 304s Crop
 
 

NGC 1501

NGC1501 38frames 304s Resize
 
  NGC1501 38frames 304s Crop
 
 

NGC 1514

NGC1514 38frames 304s Resize
 
  NGC1514 38frames 304s Crop
 
 

NGC 2392 

NGC2336 30frames 900s
 
 
NGC2392 75frames 300s Crop
 
 

Challenging:         

 

Arp 6 - NGC2537

NGC2537 30frames 900s Resize
 

Arp 25 - NGC2267

NGC2276 24frames 720s Resize
 

NGC 2336

NGC2336 30frames 900s
 

UGC 3697

UGC3697 30frames 900s Resize
 

Very Challenging:

 

The Twin Quasar

Twin Quasar 36frames 540s Resize

 


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