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Old 21-09-2020, 07:56 AM
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NGC1232 - Eye of God

Maybe God wears glasses.

For the first time, i tried longer subs at 300s (previous longest time was 180s).

All that seemed to happen was more noise.

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60 of 300s subs. (5 hours).

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Old 21-09-2020, 08:17 AM
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haha! What gain are you using on the 1600, Peter?
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Old 21-09-2020, 08:57 AM
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Hi JP

Gain was set at 140 (unity).
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Old 21-09-2020, 09:43 AM
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Fantastic effort there to take on such a dim little object but with a 150mm aperture and 1050mm focal length scope this Galaxy is a challenging object to image when you also factor in atmospheric conditions
At magnitude 11 brightness and angular size of 7 x 4 arc minutes itís an object more suited for the bigger scopes with longer focal lengths to achieve better resolution and detail
I wouldnít even attempt it with my 8Ē f5 unless seeing was pristine

Good on you for having a go

Well done !!!
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Old 21-09-2020, 10:43 AM
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Thanks Martin.

My 12" reflector has moved into the loading bay (front of the garage). Just waiting for another gadget and it's ready for testing.
With the EQ8, it could work!
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Thanks Martin.

My 12" reflector has moved into the loading bay (front of the garage). Just waiting for another gadget and it's ready for testing.
With the EQ8, it could work!
Iím assuming thatís a 12Ē f4 astrograph carbon fibre truss newt or similar ???
If so itís definitely a Galaxy hunter !!!
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Nope, hand built (modified lightbridge).
f/l 1520mm, ap: 304mm, f/5

With a 2xbarlow it becomes:
f/l 3040, f/10

And image resolution of 0.26 arcsec/pixel

Bit scary really, might have to lose the barlow...
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