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Hawksmoor
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My first attempt at imaging an asteroid on the 20th January 2017 using my Canon 600D DSLR with EOS 18-55mm lens at f=45mm and ISO800 -  all mounted on a Star Adventurer. The Asteroid Vesta on the border between Cancer and Gemini. Image created from a stack of 11x 2min lights in DeepSkyStacker.

Jim T on SGL used his imaging rig to image Vesta and kindly confirmed that the speck of light on my widefield image was probably Vesta.

Finally, I checked that I had identified the asteroid correctly by imaging the same area of sky on the 24th Jan  and determined that the small dot had moved against the fixed backdrop of stars. I put together a GIF using the image from the 20th and 24th.

All round quite pleased with this first for me.:happy7:

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