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M101 – Pinwheel Galaxy (widefield)


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A few weeks ago, I had very clear skies and I wanted to try some deep sky imaging using the Astronomik Deep Sky RGB filters. Unfortunately many of the DSO’s I wanted to image were too low down in the sky to image successfully. Hence I thought I would try imaging one of the not too small galaxies in widefield – the M101 Pinwheel Galaxy. Continue reading M101 – Pinwheel Galaxy (widefield)

M51 and M101 from last few days


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Most of my nights in the last few weeks have been spent in the garden doing astrophotography. I have been up until 3am most nights trying to make full use of my leave, as this will not be possible when I go back to work. Continue reading M51 and M101 from last few days

Lacerta MGEN autoguider


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When astrophotography fever struck me many years ago, one of the things I bought was the Lacerta MGEN autoguider to use on my Skywatcher ED80 functioning as a guide scope. I wanted to be able to take longer subs with my telescope, and realised that with polar alignment that is not very true, I would need the guider to do a lot of work. Continue reading Lacerta MGEN autoguider