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Roy Batty

First Light for ED80 - M31

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I picked M31 as the first target for my new scope as I wanted to make a direct comparison with my earlier M31 using my C8-N and I must say I'm well pleased with the ED80 result :) . I think focus is OK but the absence of diffraction spikes makes checking a bit of a new challenge for me.

The two scopes will eventually be married up to make a guided setup in time for winter. The image could do with alot more data than the 70 minutes it got, but inevitably cloud started to come in at around 12:30am last night.

Here's the detail: Prime focus, 70 X 1min subs, unguided, ISO800.

cheers

RB

M31 -22nd August 08

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Very nice Roy! lots of detail especially in the outer dust lanes. :)

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Lovely first light for the ED80, nice detail in there Roy, great little scopes.

Brendan

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Mighty fine image there Roy, a successful first light!

Steve..

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Very nice Roy!!

You'll get to love the ED80, its a great performer.

Dave

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A really good image, Roy, the ED80 is an excellent little 'scope, I love mine.

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One very attractive image Roy. It is a real nice sight M31, and this is another fine example of a superb galaxy. In view of the unguided product, it is another plus.

Ron.

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Very nice M31 Roy. 80mm scope and DSLR is a very handy combo.

Mark

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Thanks for all your generous comments guys :) .

Here's a variation on the processing, with a bit of stretching in curves.

cheers

RB

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