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Old 19-03-2013, 08:04 PM
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First galaxy - M83 :)

Hi All,

Here is my first ever snap of a galaxy, M83. Boy did I let out a squeal when those arms popped out as I tweaked the levels The bug has definitely bit me! (Also fallen into the money pit )

12 x 45s unguided @ iso800 with 2 darks ( battery died on the 3rd!)
Slowly getting my head around drift aligning and pushing my exposures out just a little bit each night. Pretty happy to be at 45s
Although I'm till not happy at all with my optics putting a damn halo around my stars, but you get that I suppose.

Thanks for looking!
Chris
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Old 19-03-2013, 08:15 PM
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Hi Chris,

Thats a great picture. Which telescope did you use - ED80?

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Old 19-03-2013, 08:55 PM
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Thanks Mark!

That's correct I used my North Group ED80 "triplet"
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Old 20-03-2013, 11:19 AM
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good one chris. i tried this one the other night but couldnt even find it :p
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Cheers David! haha yeah it took me ages to find it with my little ed80 also
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it is an amasing hobby. Well done.
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Old 21-03-2013, 12:18 AM
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Chris, nice image. You got better than I did and I took an hours worth of subs, well done.

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Old 21-03-2013, 12:51 PM
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Thanks Batema!

Cheers Carl. Keep at it mate, I took over 30+ lights but only 12 were keepers
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