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Lews Therin

First photos with new dob scope

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My new 12" GSO 980 Dobsonian is now all set up, and has had its first light - and first photos :grin:

For some reason, my ccd or laptop decided to play up, so in the end I just used my Sony NEX5. Required a bit of re-balancing with the camera attached - something I'm not used to from my refractor...

This was my first prime focus image:

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After that, I attached the camera to my 2x barlow, took some photos, and then stitched together this mosaic in Photoshop (unfortunately I missed a bit of the moon :sad: ).

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Once I sort out the issue with the ccd, I will fire up Registax, and see about getting some closer images... Visually, at 300x, the detail was incredible compared to my 120mm refractor - and no chromatic aberration - JOY! :laugh: :laugh:

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