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NGC300 Spiral Galaxy

Had to have ago after Martin's result.

65 X 240s subs. gain 140 (unity).

For the first time, I got caught out by condensation on the primary.
Dew heater goes on tonight...

Thanks for looking :-)
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Old 13-10-2020, 10:23 AM
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Don't know if the stars are a bit bloated from the condensation, looks fine to me though. A very good capture with lots of detail of new blue star forming areas in the spiral arms and lots of faint background galaxies.
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Great effort there on this faint Galaxy
Interesting to see the difference between my newt and your refractor at similar focal lengths
The refractor tends to display a softer or subtle image with the stars showing a glow or halo of the airy disc whereas the reflector more of a sharp, tinny look with tac sharp or pin point stars , just my initial observations between the two types of images and scopes , mirrors vs glass lens
Both do a great job on this object
Well done !!
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Don't know if the stars are a bit bloated from the condensation, looks fine to me though. A very good capture with lots of detail of new blue star forming areas in the spiral arms and lots of faint background galaxies.
Thanks Jeff. See below.

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Interesting to see the difference between my newt and your refractor at similar focal lengths
The refractor tends to display a softer or subtle image with the stars showing a glow or halo of the airy disc whereas the reflector more of a sharp, tinny look with tac sharp or pin point stars , just my initial observations between the two types of images and scopes , mirrors vs glass lens
Both do a great job on this object
Well done !!
Martin
Thanks Martin.
A layer of moisture on the lens probably didn't help. It also affected the guide scope.

I have dew heaters installed now on both main and guide scope.

And will give it another go tonight.
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