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#1 SBacon

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:48 PM

Shot this beauty last night. Sky was really clear for a change. 

 

Meade 8" LX90

Meade wedge

Meade 6.3 focal reducer

Meade #62 T adaptor

Canon Rebel T5 DSLR

ISO 3200

30 second exposures

96 images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker

Images enhanced in Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional

 

Steve

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#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

Looks like you nailed that one, Steve!  Even the foreground stars look like they are at different distances. :)


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 04:42 AM

Looks great Steve, good to see you finally got some clear skies.

Still cloudy and rainy up here for the next few days.


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