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Dusted off the scope last night to check if everything is working ok, aimed for a quick bash at Jove, then some fiddling with the OAG setup using M13 as target.

Attached is Jupiter at around 1030 with Io bottom left. I was quite pleased as only had 2 runs of 3 minutes before moving onto the guiding practice which went 'badly' 

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Lovely, the GRS looking really good there :) 

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Very nice Jupiter for such a brief session. It seems that there was a lot of good seeing last night, unfortunately I was clouded out.....

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Looks like I truly missed out last night, nice capture.

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Thanks for all the likes, it did feel good to set up last night, I damaged my shoulder at Christmas and I've only had 1 session this year .

Now to sort the OAG.

How's the bike crash damage Alan ?

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Great picture, so much detail and the GRS looking stunning.

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Love that GRS. Glad you captured a nice image for your efforts.

Reggie

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