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I am using a Polemaster for alignment which is pretty good but I do guide with Phd2 for extra control. Thanks for all the comments, first time I had attempted this object, processing the image with Alnitak in the fov was a real test with the combination of a bright star and faint nebulosity.
Would love to see the Jewel Box Brian, a trip to New Zealand is on our list when I retire in 4 years time, going to visit relatives and purchase a telescope whilst there for 3 weeks and explore the wonders of the southern hemisphere.
Thanks Brian. It is a Messier Mc 100, at f14 gives a nice large image. Cannot do planetary with the skywatcher 150p f5 so picked up the Messier for lunar and planetary observations.
- Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:02 pm
- Forum: Gallery
- Topic: Mars 22 Oct 2020 Eyepiece Sketch
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Really impressed with your eyepiece sketches Bob, an art that has suffered from the imaging era. I remember sketching DSOs and something I keep meaning to rekindle.
Thanks Brian. I really do need to fit the Tri-band filter to the OSC camera to bring more detail out. The filter is still in its box. Next mission is to replace current filter with it and refocus.
Thanks both. I agree Brian, I often look at books I bought in the 1970s and 80s and remember being amazed at the wonderful images contained within. I never would thought that the amateur could obtain the results we do today with very modest equipment in ones own garden with less than favorable seein...