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Having seen another forum member's deep sky experiment with the ASI120MC camera, I tried the experiment myself.

Here are e1e2 Lyrae, the Cat's Eye planetary nebula, NGC6210 and NGC6572 all imaged with a C8 SE and the ASI120MC.  The planetary inages are single image captures, while the double-double is processed from a short video stream. 

I also tried M57, and while I could see it in purplish colour at an exposure of 8 secs, I could not get the Sharpcap live stacking to work.

From an EAA point of view, this camera and planetaries are a definite hit, as the camera and laptop show them better than the eyepiece, and in colour. 





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Exellent results! and at f10 right? I love my ASI120mc, and feel it was a real game changer when ZWO started punmping out cameras, more exciting times ahead :) 

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Good to know. After doing the planets and moon I’ll try some other stuff too with my 120mc, especially some planetaries too. :) 

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1 hour ago, Demonperformer said:

These zwo cameras are stunning in what they can capture with very short exposures. 

Couldn't agree more with this statement! :thumbsup:

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I might have been my experiment?

I think the AS1120MC could be a really good choice for outreach events combined with Sharpcap's live stacking. It is also incredible what it can show on a live stream of larger planets given good seeing.

Using mine of for guiding with a tidgy 50mm x 163mm scope I have seen globulars and even galaxies show up in 2-second exposures.

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