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Had a few hours of clear sky and grabbed this one at my dark site. To be honest, I was a bit dissappointed. I got a better image of M31 in the past using my AT80 (which I no longer have).

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M31 13NOV20 42x120s F2m-64 WO66 jhz ST.jpg
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wow very nice take .
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Post by SkyHiker »

I don't think the telescope is the problem Joe, the focus was simply off. Not bad anyway.
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Post by Ylem »

Looks great on my phone screen 👍
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Post by helicon »

Looks pretty good Babo.
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Post by Hankmeister3 »

Thanks Babo for sharing. Looks nice to me.
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Post by Greenman »

Babo, that should not be disappointing. There are so many variables from night to night it’s hard to make comparisons. I like it too.



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Post by Astrovetteman »

Hey BABO, I wouldn't be disappointed...I like it a lot1. Maybe your focus was a little "soft" but all in all a great job!
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Post by Juno16 »

Very nice M31 Babo! Great framing too!

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