Mike's Astro Photos
Apr.11 2009


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M65 April 11, 2009

M65 April 11, 2009

Here’s a picture of M65. Its 10×1-minute exposures at iso800. Taken on a wedge mounted, imperfectly polar aligned CPC1100 with a Canon 20Da. There was no guiding during this session. This was actually pretty easy all things considered. Currently i’m dealing with balance and tracking issues, and I was more focused on getting those things right than taking pictures tonight. But I had a chance to get this shot and I’m pretty happy with the results considering the short exposure time, poor alignment and lack of guiding.


2 Comments for this entry

  • tracy

    My husband has been MIA for a while now…..I’m pretty sure it was an alien abduction. Do you think you can find him with your super huge telescope?
    If not I’ll be looking to fill the position. Let me know if you’re interested. I’ve always had a thing for geeks!!

  • Mark

    Despite whatever troubles you were having with the mount, you can still see some good structure in the disk of this thing. Don’t let the mechanical aspect of fidgeting with the controls get you down. Once you build a permanent shelter for your scope, you’ll be guiding everything remotely from the comfort of your bed. (At least that’s what you can tell Tracy so she’ll OK your shelter plans.)

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