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#1 SBacon

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:39 AM

After 21 cloudy nights we finally got a beautiful sky last night in Northwest Alabama! I was anxious to try out the Meade focal reducer that had been setting on the scope for 2 weeks. I had heard both positive and negative comments about it but I must say, I am very pleased with it the first time out. Here's a shot of 52 Cygnus, the Western Veil.  It's only 7 shots stacked at 30 seconds each.

 

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#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

Looks pretty good to me.  I like that scene.  Looks artistic!

 

I have been having thoughts about putting my f/6.3 focal reducer on my f/12 LX 70 Mak, just for kicks, to see what that looks like.  Would not be f/6.3, but it should give a wider view of some sort.

 

Bill Steen


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 04:35 PM

Great picture Steve and I agree with Bill,very artistic. BIll if you put a reducer on you LX 70 will you be able to focus it?
Thank you for sharing Steve.
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 04:57 PM

I won't know till I try. :)


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