My first attempt at M3

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My first attempt at M3

Postby smidge » Tue May 02, 2006 2:16 pm

Well it was good last night weather wise, was going to try the 350D on the GSO 200/800 photo newt but couldn't get focus, so popped on the SC3BW and managed this image 10 x 20sec.

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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby skymaster » Tue May 02, 2006 2:16 pm

nice image,ernie.would like to try it myself sometime.
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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby jsc248 » Tue May 02, 2006 2:50 pm

Excellent image Ernie, stellar resolution quite good, lots of individual stars resolved. Well done.
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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby wgater » Tue May 02, 2006 6:10 pm

Lovely picture Ernie! Was there any guiding on that or was it just tracking as per normal.

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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby smidge » Tue May 02, 2006 6:10 pm

No guiding Will just the EQ6 tracking.

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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby wgater » Tue May 02, 2006 7:00 pm

That's great. I saw an EQ6 the other night with SkyScan I had no idea they were that big! [&:] It certainly looks a solid mount. Is the tracking that good that you don't guide at all then?

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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby smidge » Tue May 02, 2006 7:16 pm

Will,
it is a large and heavy bit of kit but is absolutely great, it can carry quite a lot of weight so you can load it up......I do guide sometimes but for exposures under 3 Minutes it is really fine. I use the Megrez for guiding on the dual scope mount with the GSO or the Intes. But that image is unguided as is the M13 and the M81 in the gallery.

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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby mrkrigdon » Wed May 03, 2006 1:40 am

Hi Ernie' that is a nice clear shot of M3. Now i've got my self a new camera i would like to have a shot myself.Mark.R
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RE: My first attempt at M3

Postby drvibe » Wed May 03, 2006 11:56 am

Good stuff, better than my first M3, in fact I haven't reattempted this object, so it's better than mine!

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