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ccd first light

Started by inbred, 07/11/2002 02:57AM
Posted 07/11/2002 02:57AM Opening Post
Finally got astronomical first light with my finally finished Genesis CCD (kaf-0401e class 0)camera. prime focus of nexstar 11 at approximately f/6. image is of m51, m27, and m56. Heavily binned, I was just playing around to get an image or two, not trying too hard (I'm also at the bottom of the ccd learning curve). all images stacks of a few subexposures, I need to take more exposures in the future. also, none are flat-fielded (but are darkand offset subtracted) any questions, please ask. much better images will be coming.

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Posted 07/11/2002 03:08AM #1
Great Start! Looking forward to more.

Do you have a website on which you'll be posting future pics?