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20-05-2012, 04:03 AM
hello members first go at m20.... a very interesting object, quite bright
through the finder looks a liittle like m42
a bit of trailing in some individual frames and probably not the sharpest of focus
11 frames 2 min @iso800
20-05-2012, 09:23 AM
Hi Pat you've got M8 which is the Lagoon in your field. The colors are wrong and it does look like M20 from this perspective. :) You need to focus a little better and your guiding is a little off but it's a good shot considering the FL. Keep at it. :thumbsup:
20-05-2012, 11:44 AM
ah thanks mark i mucked up my pointing model through the night (live and learn) i chose m20 and this looked the closest "thing" in my finder field
i spent so much time on m83, lying on the floor to see the focus and centreing the damn thing, and they ended up terrible ha ha!
20-05-2012, 01:38 PM
M83 is a challenge. You're best training on M8 which is very bright. You should see it in your finder visually but you'll need to align your finder and you scope. Pick a star at the beginning of the night and align your finder with your camera then you're good to go.
20-05-2012, 04:39 PM
thanks for your advice mark
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