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M82 The Cigar Galaxy


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M82 imaged with another one of the scopes I have fitted in Spain, taken in RGB and Ha, with the 17inch Planewave, L500 mount. Moravian 16803.

All 5min unguided subs. just over four and a half hours each in RGB and nearly 6hours in Ha giving a total of 19 and a half hours. Cropped from the full frame.

Processing in Pixinsight, Photoshop and Lightroom.

 

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Peter Shah

 


 

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I had to look up what a L500 mount is to carry a 17" reflector and image to this standard unguided ..seriously unguided!!...its a monster mount and so is the 'scope.
absolutely hats off Peter - the detail in this is awesome -when I imaged M81 last year myself the Ha jets indicated some details - but your image takes detail to another level,

Bryan

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I had to look up what a L500 mount is to carry a 17" reflector and image to this standard unguided ..seriously unguided!!...its a monster mount and so is the 'scope.

absolutely hats off Peter - the detail in this is awesome -when I imaged M81 last year myself the Ha jets indicated some details - but your image takes detail to another level,

Bryan

Thank you Bryan, It really is a monster, It took a huge amount of work to install. The L500 is just incredible it slews at 20 degrees a sec in slow mode (60 max). In its equatorial position its looks like its going to fall over. The whole thing weighs nearly 200KG. There are no gears in the mount no PE but at 3meters focal length I was sceptical whether it needed to be guided. It was actually easier to get running unguided than the 10microns did....the software has been written so well and is very easy to run.

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