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I went this weekend to my girlfriend's parents and I took my Skywatcher 72ED with me and the smaller AZ-EQ5. Fortunately, the skies are dark there.

So, on 11/12 August I put all the stuff on the mount and took 130+ 60s subs with the Canon 550D. The result is a crop, towards the edges the stars are not perfect yet, but they're a bit better than in the past. I put some additional spacers to the universal flattener and increased the backfocus distance. The comet doesn't fill the frame anyway.

Unfortunately, the animation doesn't really play ball, I will upload it somehow else later. Neither on the processed image I did the best job, I need to improve somehow in removing the artifacts on the comet-only image.

However, this is what I got:

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Nice image. Well done! Alas I’m not getting anything happening when I play the video. 

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I can't seem to upload properly the video. I will upload it somehow else. Is it gone now?

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Yes. The video is no longer there.

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Thank you, guys! I'll better upload the animation tomorrow.

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I uploaded an avi file, the gif looks horrible. I also added to the original post another edit of the comet + stars.

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Had the same trouble with my animation, the background is rubbish, I think in my case it's light pollution, still messing around with it in P'Shop.

Dave

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I uploaded a video to youtube, but still bad quality: 

 

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