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First light with new telescope

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Finally I got first light with my new telescope, a Sky-Watcher Esprit 100. First target was NGC 9662 and in total I got 3 hours and 30 minutes of data from one night. In total I got 42 subs with 300 seconds taken with my Nikon D810A and a Astronomik UHC clip-in filter, all mounted on my Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 GT. Guiding and exposures was all controlled with my ASIAir Pro. Stacking and calibration was done in PixInsight and final touches in Photoshop.

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A great start for the Esprit 100, lovely image.

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Fantastic first light image. Do you use or need a field flattener with that scope? 

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Gost - that image is heart warming when i saw it- great stuff!! 

 

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Beautiful capture, love the image of the scope too, with Big Dipper in background.

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15 hours ago, Ouroboros said:

Fantastic first light image. Do you use or need a field flattener with that scope? 

Thanks. Yes, I use the Sky-Watcher flattener. 

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Thanks guys for your comments. I'm still learning how to process data from the UHC filter, narrowband imaging is new to me. 

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