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Wide field looking north

Started by hakescl, 03/31/2012 04:05PM
Posted 03/31/2012 04:05PM Opening Post
Got a clear night with no moon for this sequence. Plenty of airplanes though. This is my first time lapse posted in HD - my old laptop couldn't handle HD, so why make them...


Fort Lewis Observatory: (37.238, -108.052) ~2360m (7744 ft.) elevation.
Darkness - typically 6.5+
Scope - Meade 16" LX200; f6.3 focal reducer
Focus - JMI Smart focus
Camera - SBIG ST-10XE; (~.5"/pixel)
Guiding - AO-8 and/or Meade 5"/DSI/PHD