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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:55 am 
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M81 imaged last night with the Altair GPcam V2 mono. Scope was the Celestron C8 using a combination of 0.63 and 0.5 reducers. There is a little star distortion with this set up but it's manageable. 8x300 secs + 1x600sec subs. Colour was layered in from my previous image using the GPcam colour. Great cams for the price! Very pleased with them, especially the V2. :))

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:05 pm 
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Nice start but needs to be sharper with more detail

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:14 pm 
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How about this one? :)

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Coronado PST DS, Daystar Quark
ZWO ASI120MM camera, Canon 1000D (astro modified)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:15 pm 
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OK, I confess.....That was the Hubble space telescope! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Altair Astro 102 ED refractor with Lunt B600 CaK diagonal
Coronado PST DS, Daystar Quark
ZWO ASI120MM camera, Canon 1000D (astro modified)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:53 pm 
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Hubble has burned the core out though :)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Brian, yep! :D I was actually quite pleased with the results on this one. I had a shot at M51, the Crab and NGC2022 in Orion but all were spoilt by cloud. Transparency wasn't at its best. Also, more subs would improve it. I know some people spend hours and hours with high end cameras on a single object. For me, that kind of thing is OK if you're in, say, Australia and have clarity night after night. But here clear nights are few and far between sometimes. I prefer to grab a few exposures of different objects whenever possible. Last night I really wanted to try the new cam. :lol:

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Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Altair Astro 102 ED refractor with Lunt B600 CaK diagonal
Coronado PST DS, Daystar Quark
ZWO ASI120MM camera, Canon 1000D (astro modified)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:58 pm 
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Much better

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