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M102 Final

I went out to find M101 last night and was on the verge of giving up when as a last resort I pulled my 20mm plossel out and popped my 32mm Q70 Orion wide view in, I scanned for about a minute then a fuzzy patch of light appeared, so I centered it then attached my Canon T3 to the prime focus, and fired off 120 X 30 sec subs and 11 darks, this morning I processed this and looking at it thought......"that's not M101, it's the wrong shape" , I scanned star atlases and eventually found via Wikipedia that this is in fact M102, initially I was disappointed cuz I had failed in my mission to M101 and secondly I think this may be slightly out of focus, but I can clearly make out the dark dust lane running through the middle so will upload it anyway, it'll serve as a challenge to get a better one next time out lol. There are at least 2 other fuzzies there but just too faint to bother finding and labelling.

117 light subs = ~ 1Hr

11 dark subs

Canon T3

ISO 800

skywatcher 120 ED


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