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HiloDon

SX694 mono w/ Starlight Live on Galaxies

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Hi All,

First I would like to say how great it is to see a revived Video Astronomy forum now known as EEVA on SGL.  Great reports from everyone!

Here are some of my galaxies from last night on Maunakea at 9200’.  The 694 works well with the latest beta version of SLL, but the stacking appears to be a bit problematic.  I’m still investigating it and may have to discuss it with SX.

I tried using my old Antares 6.3 focal reducer spaced to give me about .7 reduction on my C1100HD.  It surprisingly worked well.  Final result is about f/6.8.  The FOV is really narrow, but great for galaxy viewing.

Don

 

First I tried the popular M51.  Couldn’t get it to stack in 1x1 binning, but it did fine in 2x2.

7x45s

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Next was the Sunflower Galaxy.  It stacked well for some reason at 1x1.

5x45s

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The Whale and Pup.  Again it stacked well.

5x45s

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An attempt to get the jet in M87 was next.  This is a cropped view of it.

10x10s

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Finally, the Black Eye Galaxy.  Again had to stack in bin 2.

7x30s

 

 

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I share your opinion on the new approach of this great forum. In a short time it will become the most important international benchmark.
Your captures, as always, outstanding!

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