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M95 looking lonely

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About this observation
Observer
Grant Privett
Time of observation
21/02/2020 - 10:51
Object
M95
Observing location
Salisbury
Equipment
Celestron RASA 11"
Starlight Xpress H18
No filters
Exposure
20x 240s
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After a night where I lost about 5 hours to technical issues (and me being stupid) I finally managed to get some pictures as practice for the images I wanted. I ended up testing the set up on M95 which looked lost (and lonely) in space. The image was taken in a sky that was moonless, but with the transparency starting to go off. Clouds rolled in before the object I wanted was high enough. 

The RASA is a lovely deep wide field system, but when taking pretty pictures its like any system, you have to match it to a suitably sized target - perhaps The Rossette nebula or something....

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