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Heart of the Heart: Melotte 15


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About this observation
Kevin Gurney
Time of observation
29/10/2017 - 21:05
Melotte 15
Observing location
West Sheffield
Altair Astro 10in RC truss tube
Atik 460EX mono, SX guide cam
Mesu 200 mount
SGP, PHD2, Pixinsight
Baader filters (HII, OII, SII)
Each filter had 10x 10min subs, bin 1x1 (total 5hrs)

First (substantive)  light on the Altair Astro 10in. Grappling with the stock focuser which does not hold accurate focus under the hefty weight of camera, OAG and filter wheel. I am in the process of upgrading to a Starlight feathertouch... Just hope the exorbitant price tag pays dividends... :)

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