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So... After installing an RA drive on my EQ5 I thought I'd attach my DSLR and give it a go with some AP. Quite some years ago I used to have an NEQ6 and used StarTools etc. The "lowly" EQ5 is not bad... I polar aligned it fairly quickly and tracking with the single RA drive seems to be very accurate.

Taken with the 80ED using APT with a Canon 70D.
ISO 800, 30 second exposures. No darks nor light frames :p
80% of 21 frames stacked in DSS (I have forgotten everything here and going mostly by the recommendations in the software...)
StarTools - I have forgotten everything plus there's a whole bunch of new stuff since I last used it. (completely lost). Anyway, after clicking numerous random buttons I managed this...
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Once I've got some time to read up and go through tutorials, no doubt I can make a better job of it!
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That is quite a nice restart Dave!

You pulled out a decent Dumbell with a very small amount of data.

The stars look nice unguided. The mount performed well.

Looking forward to more images!
Jim

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Very nice Dave, the EQ5 is no slouch :)
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Many thanks Jeff and Jim!

Yes, quite surprised with the mount! Certainly, for exposures of around 30 seconds anyway. Perhaps with a bit more accuracy I may be able to push it to 1 minute with the 80ED.

I have the camera out at the moment taking some dark frames which should help with processing...
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Been a while since anyone posted a Dumbbell in the forum. Nice one!

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nice , thx .
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