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 Just getting my gear all set up and talking to each other and testing on clear nights (few at the moment) so fully operational is taking time.

It was a short clear spell the other night and I had my finder scope Sky Watcher ED50/camera ZWO120/computers working (just) and thought I would get onto Orion Nebula with the finder  scope, a 4 second exposure revealed a smudge, so I did a 15 second exposure and got (to me) an amazing image, attached. I didnt have time to get better focus or exposure etc so it is pretty raw (not RAW !)

The image was taken via a smart phone off the computer screen

I was shocked that a 2" scope could give such an image.



1000ft above sea level on Exmoor, Devon, UK.

Home made 6.5m x 2.5m Observatory/control room / day bed/tea drinks area plus Pulsar 2.2m dome.



Sky watcher Evostar 150mm refractor plus ZWO 485 colour camera plus focus motor

Sky watcher ED50 50mm finder scope plus ZWO120 colour camera plus diy focus motor

Sky watcher EQ6 R mount




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