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Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)


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#1 SBacon

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 06:30 AM

Shot this Friday night with my trusty Meade 8" LX90 with the Canon EOS 1200D at prime focus utilizing the Meade #62 T-Adapter which allowed me to gather more photons than the 1.25" camera adapter. 23 shots, 45 seconds each at ISO 3200, stacked in DSS and processed with Iris and Photoshop. (These are JPEG because I can't get DSS to properly stack the raw images yet.)  Scope was attached to DIY wedge and set-up in polar alignment.  I am gradually testing it's tracking ability with longer and longer exposures and so far I am pleased at not getting any star trails.

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#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 03:01 PM

I like that one!

 

From my back yard, I would just like to see it!

 

Bill


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 06:22 PM

I am really impressed with the photography produced by folks using LX 90's.
Thanks for sharing, RickScofield

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:32 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I am really having a blast imaging things that I had only seen pictures of ever since I was a kid!

 

Steve






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