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Contains:  Bode's nebulae, M 81, M 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
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M81 & M82 guiding test, 


            Robert Eder
M81 & M82 guiding test
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M81 & M82 guiding test

Technical card

Dates:May 28, 2017

Frames: 4x180" ISO1600

Integration: 0.2 hours

Darks: ~3

Avg. Moon age: 3.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.55%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3248979

RA center: 9h 55' 22"

DEC center: +69° 22' 44"

Pixel scale: 2.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 310.619 degrees

Field radius: 0.824 degrees

Resolution: 2304x1581

Locations: Sofienalpe, Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller


This was just to test PHD2 guiding.
Here I used Sharpcap's Polar Alignment and it was very quick and easy, I'm lovin' it :)
Guiding was much smoother after that.
Next time I will try it under a nice dark sky with a lot of frames.



Robert Eder
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M81 & M82 guiding test, 


            Robert Eder