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I've only had about 3 sessions with my new mount and wanted to see how far i could push my exsposure unguided. I think this was about 3 mins.

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Comment by Charles Dunlop on January 4, 2011 at 2:02pm
I have this autoguider package and it works well. It is a serious upgrade in my opinion, mandatory if you go after faint objects (which most everything but Orion and planets are), especially with mid level mounts which all of us on here have. No matter how well you align you can only go for so long without a guider. Guider makes a massive difference, highly recommend it. You can get shots of bright objects without it, but go after something more faint, guider will be necessary not an option.
Comment by samiam on January 4, 2011 at 11:32am
@ Charles Dunlop : I am considering guiding using the Orion awesome autoguider , seems like a good place to start , and the price is right . Any thoughts ?
Comment by Charles Dunlop on January 4, 2011 at 11:24am
pretty nice for unguided. Are you thinking of upgrading to a guided setup?
Comment by samiam on January 4, 2011 at 6:42am
I've had my cg-5 for maybe two weeks , and have had the opportunity to set it up three of four times ( an unusual stretch of bad weather here in Texas ) . This night I knew I had a good aligment ( thanks to some great advice from Starhopper ) and decided to push it . I also shot a five min exsposure , but it looks like what you would expect form an unguided 5 min exsposure . This night was also my first experience with dew .

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