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Contains:  Bode's galaxy, Bode's nebulae, M 81, M81, NGC 3031
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M81, first light with the GSO RC8, 


            Salvatore Iovene
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M81, first light with the GSO RC8

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO RC8

Imaging camera:Moravian Instruments G2-1600

Mount:10Micron GM2000 QCI

Guiding telescope or lens:GSO RC8

Guiding camera:SBIG ST-i



Accessories:Baader SteelTrack FocuserTeleskop-Service TS OAG 27

Dates:April 13, 2013

Frames:L: 17x600" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.18%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Mean SQM: 21.88

Mean FWHM: 3.50

Temperature: 10.00 job: 128911

RA center: 9h 55' 35"

DEC center: +69° 4' 11"

Pixel scale: 1.162 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.338 degrees

Field radius: 0.298 degrees

Resolution: 1536x1024

Locations: Remote observatory at Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain


After an atrocious and ghastly 7 month wait because of circumstances better left untold, my friend Samuel gave me his GSO RC8 to replace the faulty Simak 240.

This is the first light.



Salvatore Iovene
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M81, first light with the GSO RC8, 


            Salvatore Iovene