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Old 20-07-2018, 12:12 PM
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Barnard 86 & NGC 6520

Last night I took this pic of dark nebula Barnard 86 & open cluster NGC 6520. 10 x 10 mins ISO200. Hutech modded 350D camera. UV/IR filter only. 10 inch f5.6 newtonian, Baader MPCC coma corrector. Off axis hand guided. Seeing only average, guide star boiling a bit. Also some moon in the sky. But a nice night to be under the stars very dry not a hint of dew.

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Old 20-07-2018, 12:22 PM
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Old 20-07-2018, 03:15 PM
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Very pretty! The octopus ink on the sand is very convincing.
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Old 20-07-2018, 03:28 PM
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That’s a lovely star field!
At high res it looks like sand with a random smattering of blue marbles.
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Old 20-07-2018, 05:37 PM
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Thanks all. Imagine an exoplanet finder mission like Kepler studying every star in that field, then going wider to encompass most of the milky way, the numbers would be incredible.
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Old 20-07-2018, 05:47 PM
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Nice work Scott.
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Old 20-07-2018, 07:12 PM
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A wonderful shot. It really drives home how many stars there are in our galaxy.
Lovely colour
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Old 20-07-2018, 10:07 PM
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Great image Scott.
Makes one wonder why the sky isn't fully lit by stars at night (Olber's).
Well done.
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Old 22-07-2018, 01:17 PM
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There's got go be life around one of those. Inspiring image Scott!
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Old 22-07-2018, 05:08 PM
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That's a shedload of Stars!
Nicely done
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Wonderful image. Nice capture of the cluster against a starry background.
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Hand guided perfection. That is indistinguishable from auto guided. Nice golden stars and inky black of the dark nebula.
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Old 23-07-2018, 09:55 PM
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Thanks all. Its satisfying to push the technique and equipment to the limit to see what I can get.
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Thanks all. Its satisfying to push the technique and equipment to the limit to see what I can get.
i still reckon the old guider has a fault, something is definitely broken

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Old 24-07-2018, 09:24 PM
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As long as the supply of hot chocolate is kept up the old guider will function well
Fully dissasembled the mount yesterday, degreased and regreased all the bearings, cleaned the worm and drive wheel, hopefully it will track even better now
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That's amazing!
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