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Old 14-09-2020, 11:20 AM
Wilsil (Wilco)
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Dumbbell nebula in WA

First time at a dark site, setting up the mount using the dual battery of my car.
Pretty happy with this.
This is the second time that I had success with the polar alignment. It can get only better from here. I am still learning.

Mount: HEQ5 Pro GOTO
Scope: Skywatcher 80ED
Camera: Canon EOS M6 mark II
Exposure: 60 seconds, 60 subs from memory and 30 darks
Unguided.
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Old 14-09-2020, 11:44 AM
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To think that I have lived in W.A. for 50 yrs, and have never gone to see it.

Seriously though, nice job, but with that little scope you need much longer
subs to do that target justice. What ISO did you use?
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Old 14-09-2020, 11:51 AM
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Thanks Raymo.
It was at ISO 1600.
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Old 14-09-2020, 12:05 PM
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I believe your camera has pretty low noise, you could probably get quite good results at 3200 on these fainter targets until you get round to guiding.
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Old 17-09-2020, 10:51 AM
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Great job Wilco! The dark site really makes a diff!
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