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Two Quick Widefields - Needle Galaxy & M3


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Less than an hour on each of these two. Quite windy last night, but star sizes seemed very good (<1.9 FWHM).

 

WO Redcat 51 and Optolong L-Pro filter

ASI294mc pro -10C unity gain

EQ6-R

ASIair pro

 

Integration in Astro Pixel Processor, processing in Photoshop CC 

 

 

Grabbed a quick widefield of NGC 4565 (Needlee Galaxy), NGC 4559 & NGC 4494

 

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Followed this up with another quick capture, this time M3 Globular Cluster

 

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Tony

 

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M3 is an old favourite of mine, the three bright stars that frame by chance always struck me as appropriate. You have to grab the photons while you can 🙂.

 

Conditions were awful last night, I managed  about 2.6 hrs on M109 but I'm not expecting too much at my focal length. 

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