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debugging my travel rig on M101, 



    
        

            Matt Fulghum
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debugging my travel rig on M101

debugging my travel rig on M101, 



    
        

            Matt Fulghum
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debugging my travel rig on M101

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Nikon 180mm ED AF 2.8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 178MC-Cool

Mounts: iOptron Smartstar-Cube-A

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 30mm Ultra-Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MC

Software: Lightroom  ·  PHD2 Guiding Phd 2.6.3  ·  DeepSkyStacker

Accessory: Sky-Watcher Equatorial Wedge Base


Dates:April 21, 2017

Frames: 24x120" (48')

Integration: 48'

Avg. Moon age: 24.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.52%


Astrometry.net job: 1546099

RA center: 14h 3' 33"

DEC center: +54° 27' 26"

Pixel scale: 4.374 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -79.309 degrees

Field radius: 1.320 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1183

Locations: Home, Northport, AL, United States

Description

I'm trying to work the bugs out of my travel rig; went pretty well once I got it aligned, but my guiding suffered from periodic "reality excursions" where it just went nuts. I'm going to open up the mount in the morning and see if I can tell what's going on. That said, it only cost me 12 minutes of data, since I was shooting 2 minutes subs.

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debugging my travel rig on M101, 



    
        

            Matt Fulghum