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M17 The Swan Nebula w/Vixen ED81S

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#1 Mikeiss

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Posted 15 May 2024 - 01:55 PM

I managed to capture this a couple weeks ago after I had gotten frustrated trying to use my 8" Astrograph. I just couldn't get the tracking dialed in. So I decided to take out my reliable Vixen ED81S, which is much lighter and easier on my mount, and me. I know I give up resolution and some speed with the slower F ratio, but it's willing trade off as my EQ6 can handle the ED81 with no problems. Anyhow to the image, I meant to use my 2" Tri-band filter, but I didn't realize that I left it in the coma corrector on the newt. So this was with no filter, oops. I still think it turned out pretty well. The image consists of 213x60s subs taken on 5-6-24, stacked in DSS, and processed with Graxpert, Siril and Photoshop CS4. Thanks for looking as always and clear skies smile.gif 

 

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