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From the first star party of the season (last week). Having done (almost) nothing but narrowband images from home all Winter, I was excited about shooting some galaxies from a dark sky site. RGB seems much easier than narrowband, but for relatively small targets like this the focal ratio is pretty high and it takes just as long as my typical narrowband images!
Well, I actually got only 3.75 hours on this, including 1.5 hours of L. It really could use a lot more photons.
QSI683wsg with Astronomik LRGB filters
Celestron 8" EdgeHD at f/10
AP Mach1 GTO mount