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Old 14-02-2024, 10:47 AM
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First time for M104

I haven't imaged many galaxies, this is a first time for M104.
I had about 3 hours, and got these subs:
10X300s R
10X300s G
10X300s B
GSO RC8-CF with J.Bunn modified back plate
Pixinsight + PS
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Old 14-02-2024, 01:02 PM
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I like this, reminds me of the Palomar photos of this galaxy, very cool

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Old 24-02-2024, 11:28 AM
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Bet you got a thrill when all that glow started to come out in processing Mark. Beautiful galaxy
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Old 24-02-2024, 12:07 PM
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Nice star roundness

Nice pic Mark, I did a little bit of pixel-peeping and quite impressed with the roundness of stars at the corners. Your collimation is exemplary. Hope my similar JB-adaptored CF-RC8 will also be capable of that level of fidelity. Doesn't seem to warrant any investment in a dedicated RC flattener.

Unfortunately, constant rain, cloudy nights and cloggy Darling Downs black soil are still inhibiting my star testing efforts. Almost two months!

In a fit of boredom, decided to go all-out and buy a ZWO OAG on IIS, plus IMX462 guide camera to help the RC8 + IMX533 pro do its galaxy work at 1630mm fl. Sort of getting rid of all the potential excuses for poor quality pictures...

Seems like your JB adaptor was a worthwhile investment, hopefully with a second opinion from me one day soon.

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