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The Pinwheel Galaxy in Triangulum

8" Newtonian Reflector F/5
EQ Pro 6
Canon Digital Rebel XT(unmodified)
Baader Coma Corrector
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Prime Focus
37 X 5 min exposures @ ISO 800 combined
Dark and Flat frames subtracted
Combined with Deep Sky Stacker
Processed with PS CS2

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Comment by Mark Roberts on January 23, 2011 at 6:04am
Thanks Starhopper. This is actually the 1st of a series of 3 first light images from our new observatory. Our 12" LX200 that is supposed to be in there is not working (electrical glitch) and we have temporarily mounted a EQ Pro 6 GOTO german equatorial mount it there. I was just putting it throught it's paces with my scope. Works like a champ, and it sure is great to get out of the cold for the winter!
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on January 22, 2011 at 11:36am
Yeah, I noticed what may be at least 2 more but not sure, the one at 9 o'clock there is no doubt.
Comment by Mark Roberts on January 22, 2011 at 11:25am
Thanks. I had noticed it when processing. I believe their might be a couple others as well if you look closely.

Comment by Mark Roberts on January 22, 2011 at 11:01am
Thanks alot. It really does, as I used to have to crop quit a bit to have nice stars. Now as long as tracking is good they are pretty much good right to the edge of field. It was a "must purchase" for imaging with the newt.
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on January 22, 2011 at 10:59am
One of my fave objects! Very nice shot...hey Basti (now we have Mark, Mark and Marc), in the Full Size view you can make the very same hitchhiker! Sorry Mark, I am talking about a tiny little galaxy that is clearly visible in your feild of view. Sitting at 9 0'clock and almost mid-way between the left edge of the image and the left side of M33. Just a little guy, but it is clearly there. Nice grab!
Comment by Marc Basti on January 22, 2011 at 7:39am
Nice pic. Sounds like a nice equipment setup. Marc


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