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We were lucky to have an entire night of clear skies. I programmed my night's imaging and kept my fingers crossed that it would work and went to bed. There seems to be a lot less light pollution so I decided to remove the LP filter.

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That's a nice bright M51 Mac.

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Graeme1858 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:47 am
That's a nice bright M51 Mac.

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Nicely done Steve, I quite like that :D "an entire night of clear skies".... I have heard of this phenomenon; hope to experience it one day for myself :lol:

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Thefatkitty wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Nicely done Steve, I quite like that :D "an entire night of clear skies".... I have heard of this phenomenon; hope to experience it one day for myself :lol:

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Thanks Mark. I was quite surprised myself as they forecasted a 4hr window with skies <20% clear. I wish I had added a few more hours to this capture as it stopped imaging about 3:30 am almost directly overhead.

Someone suggested I try binning for these smaller deeper targets, I think I will give it a try but no clear skies for the next 10 days.
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Nice :)
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Dragonsfire wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Nice :)
Thanks Neil
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