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Finally: My first DSO!


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After a couple of months of problems, including bad polar alignment and cloudy skies, I have finally managed to take my first DSO. It was a little tricky; I'm imaging on wooden decking at the moment.

I'm using an unguided setup: Skywatcher Startravel 150mm, on a H-EQ5 and an unmodded 1000D for capture. I'm excited, as I've ordered a Baader Semi Apo filter, which should hopefully fix my obvious fringe problem!

10 x 30s stacked.


Edited with thanks to Toml42:


Edited by quantumpanda
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  • 2 months later...

Hope you don't mind, but i had a bit of play with the original pic.

Quite a lot of details in that pic of yours, and you even captured teh running man. simply a great first attempt! :D


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I hope you don't mind, but I borrowed Janis' image and tried to remove the purple fringing and a bit more of the vignetting. Some stars look a bit peculiar now but hey-ho!

This is rather good for a first image :-)


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