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Sh 2-171 well most of it.

alan potts

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I always wanted to try this wider field, even down to buying a .6 reducer for my 800mm scope. Sadly though even at 55mm spacing some fine tinkering is required as the stars are elliptical slightly at the corners. As always i just bunged it back in box and put it on the shelf. I finished this 5 hour run the other night before I managed to nearly kill myself with the handle of one of my axes, now have two purple eyes and 7 stitches in my forehead. So here's my Sh 2 171, as I say 5 hours and a bit sampled at 95%. 

Feel free to offer advice there will be plenty wrong I am sure.




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On 03/11/2022 at 12:43, bomberbaz said:

It's a lovely image, wouldn't have noticed anything wrong with the stars had you not mentioned it.

No there's nothing wrong with the stars on this image Steve, it was with the reducer which I haven't used since I tried it out, think it just needs .3 or.5 shim in the mix even though the info clearly states 55mm, still it's not made by Tak so I can live with that.


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