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royholl

First guided image for Roy

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For my first guided image I decided to go for NGC2903 so that I could compare it with a previous unguided image.

The first image is guided 12x300second ISO800 350D at prime focus on a 10” Newtonian at F4.8. Guided with the OpticStar guide camera and ED80 using PHD.

For the second image I also took one hour worth of images but only half got into the stack and the exposures were only 180 seconds each. Apart from the guide setup the same equipment was used for this image.

I am very pleased with this result a now I know how it all works I am looking forward to spending the clear nights imaging instead of testing the equipment and working out how it all works. :hello1: :hello1:

NGC2903-rough-web.jpg

NGC290311-02-08.jpg

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Just shows what a difference guiding can make. It makes your second image now look like it was out of focus - buckets more detail, round stars out to the edge excellent. :hello1:

Hope to go down the guiding route myself in the near future.

cheers

RB

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Very good Roy. You can see a whole lot of difference its amazing how quickly you will be producing stunner's now mate :wink:

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Hi Roy

Thanks for the comparison - makes it a no brainer. When I can afford to image, it's got to be the guiding route. Lovely image, BTW, really like the colour.

Cheers, Martin

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well done Roy a super image and guiding working a treat . i can see me and Martin having our work cut out ,with all you guys coming on in leaps and bounds

Rog

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That was worth the effort Roy. The guiding looks spot on and a great image

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Thanks for all your kind comments folks. I am going to reprocess the image and see if I can improve it, I can see there are some other fuzzy in the image as well I shall see if I can identify them. :wink:

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Now you've got the guiding sorted Roy, the 'sky is the limit' (excuse the pun :wink:)

Very nice result indeed, well done!!

Dave

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