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My Saturn Progress

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Got a 4" scope for Christmas and finally started to take my first images with a modified hp-4110 webcam back in May, which is the first picture.  I recently acquired a Meade 10" SN and was able to take this second image, obviously there is a collimation/focus issue which is being addressed.  I have purchased a Catseye and moved my remote focuser over so once I get everything is order I hope the image will improve.  Next goal is to modify my spc900nc for long exposure and move onto DSO.  Any other advice would be appreciated, thanks for looking!

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Thank you, there is so much to learn and it's fun and aggravating. I would like to start a blog and be able to look back.

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Great images, i recently receiveda 4.5 inch refractor so its nice to see what can be captured with one around the same size. Look forward to having a go.

If i was to give you some advice about imaging DSOs though, it would be to not use a webcam! From what i've seen it doesnt tend to end well. Try and get your hands on a DSLR if you can, there are some great deals on AstroBuySell for modified cams, new and pre-owned.

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Thanks for the advice. I only plan on using the 900 to get my feet wet. No needed spending lots of money if I don't get it or like it. It will mainly be my planetary camera and I'll use my 4110 for autoguiding.

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