2 good nights allowed be to grab 2 Longmore Planetaries
last night I got Longmore 7 after reading the Andrew James article about it in "Neat Southern Planetaries" in the ASNSW Universe publication.
Lo7 is 8x10 mins
Full size here
I stopped when a meridian flip was necessary and moonrise was imminent.
While looking through Star Atlas pro I noted Lo-5 not far away, it lookedok in the DSS image I downloaded.
Looking around I see Stevec35 has a nice image
of Lo5 too
Lo-5 is 15 x 10 mins. Full size here
Seeing was better then previous night. Im pleased to have captured the red HA I assume patches in Lo-5. Note the vivid blue central star.
Both taken with modded 350D, ISO400, LPS filter and Baader MPCC coma corrector. 10 inch f5.6 newtonian off axis hand guided.
I love these chilly winter nights where it gets dark so early, allowing me to start as soon as Ive had an early dinner. A freezer suit keeps me nice and warm.