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andyboy1970

M45 with the ST80

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I agree :)

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great scope for the $$ i might stick the ccd on mine tonight to see what it can get :evil:

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Very good indeed!. It always staggers me why everyone is hell bent on APO's!!.. Achros perform just fine for DSO's.. your pic being case in point!

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Nice image from the ST80, gives me an incentive to perhaps try my ST120 after all.

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It was a reverse sort of moment, I had swapped my DMK that I was guiding with over onto the 200p in readiness for Jupiter and while I waited I stuck the Canon on the ST80.

So guided with a DMK on a 200p!

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It was a reverse sort of moment, I had swapped my DMK that I was guiding with over onto the 200p in readiness for Jupiter and while I waited I stuck the Canon on the ST80.

So guided with a DMK on a 200p!

And it worked out very well. :) What about the Jupiter image, did that come out well?

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It was a reverse sort of moment, I had swapped my DMK that I was guiding with over onto the 200p in readiness for Jupiter and while I waited I stuck the Canon on the ST80.

So guided with a DMK on a 200p!

... And why not? :D I do that as well, although with a QHY5 not a DMK!

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Interesting :)

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very nice effort, i thank thats a really good result, from such a scope.

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Excellent result from the little ST80... I think the blueness of the stars and Neb in M45 has helped hide the CA that is visible otherwise. I used to use an ST80 clone for DSO's and the CA is clearly visible on non blue bright stars. I do like mine though, lovely little scope.

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Incredible value I think :)

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Excellent result from the little ST80... I think the blueness of the stars and Neb in M45 has helped hide the CA that is visible otherwise. I used to use an ST80 clone for DSO's and the CA is clearly visible on non blue bright stars. I do like mine though, lovely little scope.

To some extent the blue haloes can be edited out in software processing. I had a quick play with your image- the haloes are gone and so is the colour gradient (I hope!)

m45_2.jpg

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That's what I get with camera lenses.

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I put off buying the ST80 to use as a guidescope in favour of using my 9x50 finderscope as a guider, but after seeing this i may well get one to use as a scope. ( Now there's an radical concept. )

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I remember recommending an ST80 for imaging to someone last year who was on a very tight budget and it didn't seem to go down at all well. I think your M45 shows that you get a great bang for your buck, well done:)

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Good effort.. better than no image and just as much fun making it as an excotic scope... Thats why a did M13 with a Tal RS a few months ago.

Maybe we should ask the mods for an imaging on a budget sub category :)

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Nice start :)

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After seeing these I'm definitely going to have a go with my ST80 next chance I get. Definitely a great bang for buck scope although I still can't get my setup to guide & the QHY5-II camera isn't working for me either so they will have to be unguided for now.

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Whats the problem with the QHY5 Tich?

If you want a hand with it I could pop round as i'm only over in Burton.

PM me if you want.

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