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SPX350 F4.53, ST10XME, Astrodon filters.

 

Some bright interesting galaxies in Sagittarius, Fornax down to Canis Major.

NGC1097 has 2 jet emanating from the bottom and bottom right of the galaxy.

Barnard's Galaxy 6822 is 1.6 mil lyrs away full of HII regions.

NGC2207/IC2163 are 2 interacting galaxies 110 mil lyrs away with 2207 stripping of material from ic2163.  There have been 4 supernova since 1975.

 

Regards, John.

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Thanks for the comments.

My big white monster on the EQ6 rests very nicely and guides well.  Here in Brisbane dew is a problem so I have a big DIY blue dew shield.  I must be near the maximum payload.

Regards, John.

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Wow that's impressive, I've never seen an EQ6 look so small!

Do you have any issues with tube-flex imaging with such a big newt? Must admit, I've always fancied putting something like that on my EQ8, but a worry that it would be a world of pain.

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Hello Chris, there is no problem with tube flexure, I use an OAG for imaging making things way easier.  Provided the telescope is well balanced you can approach payload limit.   When I used a guidescope I was over the payload limit again with no problems.  EQ8 is generous with twice the payload limit - a much sturdier mount altogether.

Regards, John.

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