M76 - one more down

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Decided to work on my Messier list on Friday night. This was a tough one given my short focal length. Did a 2X drizzle on 70 frames with L-Enhance filter. Cropped this pretty hard. 120g @ 120sec. Every time I image one of these small planetaries I start thinking about adding a long FL scope.... This hobby is evil... :lol:

One more to check off the list!
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Scopes: Esprit 100, 12.5" Telekit Dob
Camera: 294 MC Pro, 224 mc, 294mm
Guiding: ZWO 290 mini on 120mm guide scope
Mounts: EQ6R-Pro, EQ Platform.
Filters: Optolong L-Pro & L-Enhance, Astronomiks L2 & RGB Astronomiks 6n HA,OIII, SII
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nice work , thx .
I LOVE REFRACTORS . :observer: :sprefac: :Astronomer1: :galleleo: :telescopewink:

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Looks good. M76 is also a nice target visually.
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Great job at imaging the Messier's! I sure enjoyed tracking them down visually. It was like an obsession. Got to 91 and ran out of available photons for my 5" newt in Bortle 7-8 skies. Had a blast though!

How many have you snagged?
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Scopes: Explore Scientific ED102 Triplet APO, Sharpstar 61 APO, Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT.
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helicon wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:41 pm Looks good. M76 is also a nice target visually.
I have never looked at it visually but will definitely try in my dob next time I set it up. Thanks for the tip.
Scopes: Esprit 100, 12.5" Telekit Dob
Camera: 294 MC Pro, 224 mc, 294mm
Guiding: ZWO 290 mini on 120mm guide scope
Mounts: EQ6R-Pro, EQ Platform.
Filters: Optolong L-Pro & L-Enhance, Astronomiks L2 & RGB Astronomiks 6n HA,OIII, SII
Software: SharpCap, SGP, StarTools 1.7, Photoshop, Pixinsight
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Juno16 wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:45 pm Great job at imaging the Messier's! I sure enjoyed tracking them down visually. It was like an obsession. Got to 91 and ran out of available photons for my 5" newt in Bortle 7-8 skies. Had a blast though!

How many have you snagged?
I've imaged 55 so far. 1/2 way there. The summer Messiers are tough from my backyard because of obstructions to the South and Summer fog. Think I'll need to plan a mini marathon in the mountains to pick up all those Summer globs!
Scopes: Esprit 100, 12.5" Telekit Dob
Camera: 294 MC Pro, 224 mc, 294mm
Guiding: ZWO 290 mini on 120mm guide scope
Mounts: EQ6R-Pro, EQ Platform.
Filters: Optolong L-Pro & L-Enhance, Astronomiks L2 & RGB Astronomiks 6n HA,OIII, SII
Software: SharpCap, SGP, StarTools 1.7, Photoshop, Pixinsight
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