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M51 in Quickie Mode

Started by chrishet, 03/11/2003 06:45AM
Posted 03/11/2003 06:45AM Opening Post
Bet you never heard that term. Last Sunday I was at one of our clubs dark sky sites and was demonstrating imaging to a few new members. I roughly polar aligned, using only my AP Polar Scope, installed my ST8, and used my Robofocus to quickly focus. I must have been aligned pretty close as my guiding errors were really low.

Since this image only took 10 minutes I call it Quickie Mode. Maybe we can have a Quickie Mode Marathon to see how many DSO's one can get in an evening.

AP130, AP600e, ST8XE
5, 2 minute exposures

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Posted 03/11/2003 07:44AM #1
Very nicely done for such a short time...

Thanks for sharing!


Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 03/11/2003 12:30PM #2
Really nice. Very detailed, excellent focus and processing.

Ron Wodaski

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