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E_ri_k

First Light for the RC10

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Hey guys. Been a while since I have posted here. Had the GSO RC10 sitting in the Obs for over a month now due to bad weather, and guiding issues just to name a couple! My new guiding hardware arrived the other day, AND it was clear, hard to believe.....

Here is just over 1 hour of NGC 253.

I think the collimation is still off a touch, and focus is not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it for only 5 x 15 minute subs. Its a bit noisy and soft, but I think there is good potential in the future:D

Erik

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Beautiful shot of the Silver Coin. I have only spotted it once from France with my 15x70 bins, and it is a wonderful object. Down-under must be a better place to observe this.

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Nice start! Good luck with a new scope! I have the same and can't get enough of it;)

Mark

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great detail the 8" version is what im after for the obsy, was that with the 350d?

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Great start - nice image already :)

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Beautiful shot of the Silver Coin. I have only spotted it once from France with my 15x70 bins, and it is a wonderful object. Down-under must be a better place to observe this.

Thanks, yes, it stands out down here through the scope. Right at Zenith for me last night!

great detail the 8" version is what im after for the obsy, was that with the 350d?

Sorry should have mentioned it was with the QHY10. Not really using the 350D any more since i got the CCD.

Thanks for the good feedback guys. It's a nice scope, can't wait to get some more time with it.

Erik

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Lovely sharp pic with plenty of mottling and dust lanes. I like the name Silver coin, haven't heard that one before.

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Lovely sharp pic with plenty of mottling and dust lanes. I like the name Silver coin, haven't heard that one before.

Well, it looks like a silver coin, even when seen in binoculars.

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Yes, very nice start indeed, you have got to be encouraged by the results of your first session.

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Looks to be a very promising start... can't wait to see more of this object. I have never seen it for my location, its just too low down... are well, never mind.

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Thanks for the good feedback guys. I think I'll have fun with this scope. Just need the clear nights now......

Erik

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