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After a fistful of stars from the other night here's a few stars more from last night :). Transparency was poor, though :( and I had to give up in the end. As well as fitting the Lightwave 0.8x to my 80 mm F6, I've also transferred the scope to the Heq5. Although I think Sharpcap is great for live stacking it won't always detect enough stars to auto align which means I have to use guiding. I can see plenty of stars on the screen but Sharpcap refuses to share my view! I've tried noise reduction and boosted digital gain etc. I think I'll try the v3.2 beta. I might try without the uhc in future as it probably cuts out too much light when combined with the IDAS D1. All live stacked with darks and flats. Some were guided.

M35 - 20 x 30s with IDAS D1 and UHC:

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NGC 2420 aka the Twinkling Comet Cluster, 30x30s:

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Jellyfish Neb, 40x30s:

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You can just see the edge of it with some stretching!

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More apparent with overstretch but - yuk!

Louise

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I got a slightly better M35 by stacking two of the live stacks :) Total integration time 1200s:

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Getting into long exposure territory though... I blame the light pollution.

Louise

ps can just see NGC 2158 in bottom right. I don't know why the first version appeared the other way up - maybe to do with stacking in dss?

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