The first 36 - log is next

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So just uploaded my first 36 Messier objects into the gallery Fun to build a catalog of all these. Many need work but figure I can keep improving this over the years as my skills improve.

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Now I need to fill out the log!
Scopes: Esprit 100, 12.5" Telekit Dob
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That's a fine set of images. Your M45 shows the nebulosity really well.

4 more to the first award milestone. Just done that myself, it's a buzz!

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Those are all great images! Keep up the good work - very cool, thanks for sharing them.
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Nice shots and keep up the good work starfield.
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Decisions, decisions. Thinking M8, M20, and M16. Given I'm going to have limited clear skies, debating whether to shoot these in duoband first using my L-Enhance or just start with a couple of hours of RGB on each first. With the summer fog cycle and late sunset, I'm lucky to get 2 hours of imaging in so going to have to prioritize. Really fun to start photographing these targets I've only seen thru my Dob. As an aside, I will be breaking the Dob out to look at one of my favorite Messier's. M24. That star cloud in a LP eyepiece just takes my breath away and always reminds me of the line from 2001, "My God, it's full of stars....."
Scopes: Esprit 100, 12.5" Telekit Dob
Camera: 294 MC Pro
Guiding: ZWO 290 mini on 120mm guide scope
Mounts: EQ6R-Pro, EQ Platform.
Filters: Optolong L-Pro, Optolong L-Enhance
Software: SharpCap, SGP, StarTools, Photoshop
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