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Paul
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« on: October 11, 2009, 11:10:49 pm »

The sky is fabulous here tonight, but we also seem to have gale force winds, so I got the mount set up and very approximately aligned and set the camera up with a wide angle lens and took 8 shots stacked up in DSS....



8 x 30sec Sony A700 16mm f3.5 ISO 800 on LXD 75 mount

I also had a go at M31 with a 135mm lens - this is cropped from the full frame...



14 x 30sec Sony A700 135mm f2.8 ISO 800 on LXD 75 mount
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 11:35:27 pm »

Lovely shots!  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 12:18:00 am »

Those are very nice Paul. Really like the big wide angle shot of the MW!!

I know what you mean about those winds, the telescope was blown out of my grib several times tonight.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 01:29:40 am »

Those are two fantastic images Paul. The first one of the Milky Way really shows a lot of detail including the Coathanger. The secod one of M31 blows me away with the detail in the dust lanes of the galaxy. Those are two fine lenses and a great sky you had for imaging also. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 08:01:51 am »

Very nice Paul. It was nice and clear here too, if somewhat blowy. My garden is quite well sheltered and a pair of small fracs don't have a large wind profile..
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 07:10:41 pm »

 Amazing shots . I now realise it's the long exposure time that shows up so many stars -0 . We've got a high for 3/4 days so it should give a lot of opportunity - and no wind, Paul.
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