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Wide M51 - First proper guided DSO

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« on: April 20, 2009, 01:05:17 am »

Yay!!!... Guiding Works...

The tweaks I found sorted it out. I went a bit OTT just to see if it would work as expected and yes it does  Grin

5 x 1200 seconds (20 minutes  Grin )
450d on C80ED
Guided with a DSI1C on the Konus Vista 80s using PHD

3 scaled darks, 5 flats and Bias frames.

It's a bit noisy, but it's short of subs, but that's ok, it means it's all working well.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 04:27:10 am »

Beautiful image, John!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 08:09:33 am »

Thanks Richard
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 03:05:40 pm »

Well done John that shot is inspirational - must get guiding set up.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 03:15:36 pm »

Cheers John, I got a load more data 11x10 minutes to add in last night, and I'm going to get another nights worth. The downside to guiding is the additional power requirements, that's not powering the lappy or cameras, just the mount ....
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 03:42:18 pm »

Very nice image John  Smiley
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