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#1 astrohound24

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 07:42 PM

M31 and it’s really my first. I had a good clear night but limited time, so I ended up shooting 600 second subs. It seems to have worked out ok. I am having a lot of fun. I stacked this in APP and did the rest in PI. Storming here tonight so no fun for me. Hope everyone else is getting a chance to get out.

 

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ASI533MC Pro cooled at 0

ASI Air Plus

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 07:46 PM

Excellent image!

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 07:53 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 08:55 PM

Beautiful picture, but isn't M31 in Andromeda?hmm.gif


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Posted 09 August 2022 - 09:00 PM

Magnificent details. 



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Posted 09 August 2022 - 09:01 PM

Beautiful picture, but isn't M31 in Andromeda?hmm.gif


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Posted 09 August 2022 - 10:53 PM

That low RMS showing in that image of the ASI Air interface is not where it runs all the time, but interestingly the mount has been running really well. I had a problem for a long time that I never could figure out. It would jump up over 1.00 arc second and then go back down a while and then jump up again and like a yo yo it would do this. It has stopped doing that for the last month or so and I never really figured out why. I do make sure to balance good, but I wondered if there was maybe something like grit or trash on the worm or ring gear? My overall RMS runs about .60 now. It used to be over 1.00 and sometimes 1.50 or maybe little less at .80 or .90 on better night. I did change to a 200mm guide scope, but I wouldn’t think that would make a big difference. I hope I continue to see good performance. It always has similar RA and DEC numbers and heard it’s a good thing if those are close to each other. If weather is good I am traveling to the Mark Twain Forest at the end of the month during the new moon. It is very dark over there at my sister and brother in laws cabin. Looking forward to it.

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 10:56 PM

Nice capture! I imagine your working from a pretty dark location?



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Posted 10 August 2022 - 12:47 AM

Nice capture! I imagine your working from a pretty dark location?

I used my SQM meter the other night and it showed about equal to Bortle 4. It’s darker than I thought on a moonless night or at least by time moon sets it darkens up well.

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 01:31 PM

Very nice! Love how clean it is and your coloring is excellent!

 

Nice work and thanks for sharing!



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Posted 10 August 2022 - 06:52 PM

Very nice! Love how clean it is and your coloring is excellent!

Nice work and thanks for sharing!


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