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Old 19-05-2021, 12:15 AM
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A few quickies

And quickies it has to be with Melbourne clouds just hanging around. Earlier in the week I managed to slot a few subs amongst some rare breaks between them. M104, 20 x 1min subs of LRGB over a few nights. On the last night while trying to catch as many blue filtered subs before the clouds moved in, I gave up and swung the scope into a clear area which contained M8 and M20. M20 was 9 x 1min and M8 4 x 1min of Luminance before they disappeared behind the clouds. All taken unguided with the ZWOASI120MMs attached to a SW 6 inch f5 scope on an HEQ5pro mount.
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Old 19-05-2021, 05:41 AM
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Well Michael, some great results for a few quickies, nice work.

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Old 19-05-2021, 06:57 AM
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Michael,
Some really good images there for short integration time
Well done indeed !!
The 6 newt is a superb scope , a great all rounder and never lets you down
Id like to see more beginners try 6 newts ( f5 or f6) rather than opt the popular ED80 etc.... I think collimation scares them off a bit plus the fact its a physically bigger OTA and balancing can be a little bit more tricky. They also double up as a great visual scope as well
Ive had my 6 f6 newt for 4years now, shes a bit banged around but still does a superb job
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Old 19-05-2021, 09:05 AM
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Seems you're developing plenty of love for the mono Mike.......any chance we will see a cooled mono step in to your life shortly?

Great shots, have to be happy with them!
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Old 19-05-2021, 12:39 PM
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Well Michael, some great results for a few quickies, nice work. Leon
Thanks Leon, I'd rather not have to rush things because looking up at the sky wondering if it's even worth setting up the scope and hoping the clouds will stay away long enough, is not good for the anxiety!




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Michael,
Some really good images there for short integration time
Well done indeed !!
The 6” newt is a superb scope , a great all rounder and never lets you down
I’d like to see more beginners try 6” newts ( f5 or f6) rather than opt the popular ED80 etc.... I think collimation scares them off a bit plus the fact it’s a physically bigger OTA and balancing can be a little bit more tricky. They also double up as a great visual scope as well
I’ve had my 6” f6 newt for 4years now, she’s a bit banged around but still does a superb job
Keep posting
Cheers
Martin
You're right Martin, I'm using this more than the 8 inch as it's lighter and works better on the HEQ5, balancing the rig is more difficult with the Newt but it's 750mm focal length is a good size. With the small chip of the Asi120, the FOV is cropped and it's great for smaller objects such as galaxies and planetary nebulae.

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Seems you're developing plenty of love for the mono Mike.......any chance we will see a cooled mono step in to your life shortly?

Great shots, have to be happy with them!
Thanks Jon, well I am having fun with the mono, just wish these clouds would go away and give me a chance to capture more data. A cooled mono is a fair way down the track (we'll see what the Taxman can put into my bank account this year! ), besides, it's getting cold enough now not to worry about warm sensors.

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