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First images with my new Equinox 80 and DSLR IC 5070 and IC 1318


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These are my first images using my new Equinox 80 from 02/10/14 when an unexpected clear night arose.

Whilst they could do with a lot more more data and are quite noisy, these were test images to get used to using a refractor as I have only ever used a reflector in my 20 odd years in this hobby.

This scope is looking very promising and I am very happy with it :) (and I don't miss diffraction spikes either, I thought I would!)

KIT:

SW Equinox 80 APO and flattener, EQ5 Pro Synscan GOTO.

Guiding: SW 9x 50 finder guider and QHY5.

Modded Canon 600D with CLS clip filter.

Using: BYEOS, PHD, DSS, Photoshop CC.

Taken from my garden in Leicester

Thanks for looking :)

Pelican Nebula IC 5070

ISO 800

19 X 300 second light frames

Flats and bias

20 X 120s Darks

1 hour 35 mins total

15424333361_3d2941de5f_m.jpgIC 5070 Pelican Nebula DSLR by VikN46, on Flickr

15240935617_1598c02c2c_m.jpgIC 5070 PELICAN NEBULA DSLR by VikN46, on Flickr

IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula

ISO 800

25 X 300 second light frames

Flats and bias

20 X 120s Darks

15241565810_7a561f0da4_m.jpgIC 1318 BUTTERFLY NEBULA PS 1.1 by VikN46, on Flickr

15241699467_c0dc500e4b_m.jpgIC 1318 BUTTERFLY NEBULA BLACK AND WHITE by VikN46, on Flickr

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Yes a CCD is defiantly on the cards, either a mono Atik 314L+ or the 383L, I'm in no rush just yet, so will keep my eyes peeled for second hand cameras, filters etc.

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can vouch for the 314L+ apart from the smaller chip size and the expense of them to buy, but the quality jump is easy to see and are so much more flexible 


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