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Virgo cluster including M84, M86, M87. 30 x 40s subs at ISO 200 for total of 20 min. Aligned and stacked in Siril. Stretched and processed in Startools.By KevinPSJ
What a great night last night. Found my first Virgo cluster galaxies!
Located without seeing anything in my finderscope - figured I must be in the right place as there were almost no stars. Had to take a quick shot at high ISO to confirm there were galaxies there. Really pleased to see 3 Messier galaxies and a whole bunch more pop out after 20 min. If I hadn't spent a hour messing about with polar alignment and collimation I would have grabbed more integration time. Oh well - lesson learned.
While this was imaging I got out my binoculars and found M104 too. Will try to image if there's another good night like last night.
Widefield shot of Perseus double cluster NGC 869 and NGC 884 and surrounding starfield. The heart and soul nebulas are in there somewhere too but not particularly obvious in this 30min total exposure. Nikon D3200 with kit lens 18-55mm at 55mm F/6.3. Tracking on EQ 3-2 (Skywatcher 150P).
This is Celestron cg3 mount suitable for any telescope tube with vixen dovetail.
Load capacity is approximately up to 4 kg
Condition is used, but in very good shape.
It's comcompletely with 3d printed levelling plate, under tray for accessories, slow motion and locking knobs.
Mount was completely stripped down, removed factory sticky grease and applied proper grease where applicable.
I can post it by Hermes or DPD if you are happy to pay for postage.
I'll accept PayPal as family/friends or commercial if you'll pay the 3% fee.
Recently I acquired the eq3 mount and now I'm looking for Skywatcher Dual Axis or enhanced dual axis Motor Drive for this Mount .