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Offline petevasey

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M102 Galaxy in Draco
« on: 22:56:52, 06 July, 2018 »
I see this hasn't been posted yet.  And I'm certainly not going to post my very early effort from 2003 - totally uninspiring.  But here is inspiration, so let's get cracking guys.  Possible in the Autumn although low in UK skies, but come March I'm certainly going to give it some very close attention - I've never seen such a deep image of it!

From the master, Adam Block:  https://www.adamblockphotos.com/ngc-5866.html

Cheers,

Peter.

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Re: M102 Galaxy in Draco
« Reply #1 on: 10:33:46, 07 July, 2018 »
Certainly an inspiration but to compete that you need some serious gear - as Block used 0.8m scope and 22 hours of exposure...

PS M102 is a bit controversial, Messier could have observed this, or M101.
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Re: M102 Galaxy in Draco
« Reply #2 on: 10:54:42, 07 July, 2018 »
Certainly an inspiration but to compete that you need some serious gear - as Block used 0.8m scope and 22 hours of exposure...

Absolutely, and of course he images 9000 feet above sea level!  I never hope to match his images with a 10" scope at 680 feet asl, but it's always worth a try  ;)

Cheers,

Peter.
Telescopes: GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50
Binoculars: Canon 15x50 IS
Camera lenses: Canon 400L f5.6, Canon 70-200L f4 zoom, various old M42 thread
Cameras: QSI 683wsg, SX AO, LodestarX2, Artemis285, Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (mono), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.
Mounts:  Gemini G41 with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro, EQ3-2 with Autostar. Star Adventurer
Observatory: 8' Astronomydome

 

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