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M33 EQ5 1st light

Space Cowboy

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First light with my new EQ5 mount after 7 years  mainly planetary imaging with alt/az  I've entered the strange new world of the EQ and longer exposures!

This is just 26 mins @30 sec with the ST102 & ZWO ASI224MC.  Did get over 1 hour the other night but high winds spoiled the result.


m33 eq5 224mc crop 26mins.png

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Thanks guys! The most pleasing aspect of this image is the lack of amp glow which was killing my shorter exposure images with the asi224mc on the alt/az mount even when using darks but they have done the job here so it must purely be the much lower gain on the longer exposures that has made the difference.

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