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Another first attempt


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Well not strictly a first attempt but the first time I've really made a note of what I'm doing and also a had a new toy to play with (6" f5 newtonian)

Leo triplet - largely as a test of my new scope.

Skywatcher 150pds, Exos 2 (EQ5) unguided, Canon 500d, ISO 800, a single 60 second exposure (I've not got to grips with stacking yet!)

Given there's no guiding, no processing, no stacking, it's a cheap mount and it was near to a full moon I'm not too disappointed with that. The next steps are to work out how to process multiple exosures properly and clean up the hot pixels from my camera, rebuild the mount to make it run more smoothly and most significantly piggy back my ST80 so I can use it for guiding.



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