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A couple from last night


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Managed 1st light on the Atik 314L OSC last night. I didnt want to be fighting guiding as well as learning a new camera so I used the FLT98 with WO Mk4 flattener and reducer to bring the FL down to 5.6 and giving a nice wide field. Forgot to reset the reducer so some off stars at the edges are strange but what the hey. 


Both about an hour of 4 minute subs through some real pea soupy high mist so I had alot of gradients to get rid of. No calibration on the images cos I wanted to see how noisy the cam was, so Ive cheated and taken some of the artifacts out.


Alltogether Im pleased with the camera (thanks Sheila) and I reckon it will do nicely for what I want to do.


Oh sorry the images are M1 and M81 :)

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:D  glad you are back into it now with the OSC, always pleased to help :lol:


not got started me yet, just waiting filter wheel and new NEQ6 head and then should be good to go



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Too early to tell on the technique but I like the camera and principle Stephen but looking good so far, gotta get back into the routine of sorting everything out, flats/darks bias etc but its still alot less fiddly than LRGB.


Not quite back into it Sheila but its given me the shot in the arm I needed, was getting a bit frustrated before so hopefully I can get on to what I originally wanted the cam for close ups of galaxies and planetaries in the Meade 127 EDT at f7.5 and a colourful double/multiple stars at high f ratio.

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