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Hi all,

Thought I'd give this a go to try a few things as I rattle my brain trying to remember imaging. This planetary is way too small for my set-up. I know it's not centred and far from great, but I just wanted to check the edges of the image using a basic star field with a bonus small object. Plus I've never looked at this object either. I'm going to try my 0.85x focal reducer to see if it helps or makes the edges worse.

At least the guiding seemed to be alright.

Dan

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Hi Dan,

I know this object well. You've got the overall shape and structure well captured, but as you say, image scale on your system is quite small. Looks like a couple of very faint galaxies down the bottom as well. What is your imaging and guiding system?

Ray

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Thanks men.

Guiding with my finderscope that has a 2x Barlow and starshoot autoguide cam. PHD software. Pretty happy how this works. Still using my old Ed120 and QHY9 mono. I'm getting a friend to machine an adapter for my reducer as I realised the moonlite focuser doesn't have a thread for it. My same friend rebuilt (over engineered) my pier for me.

Trying to weed things out before the harvest in a few weeks. I won't be able to do anything for a couple of months once we start picking grapes. 

Dan 

 

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When you get the adapter throw up a pic of it mate. As you know I have a Moonlite as well and find that to be the one negative, only has 2" compression. Be nice if it also had T2 connection for different bits n pieces. 

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