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M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo, 



    
        

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M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo

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M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo, 



    
        

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M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: 72/432 Lacerta ED-APO

Imaging cameras: Canon Eos6da

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight


Dates:March 29, 2014

Frames: 100x120" (3h 20')

Integration: 3h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 28.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.24%


Astrometry.net job: 4118811

RA center: 12h 22' 31"

DEC center: +16° 4' 54"

Pixel scale: 3.044 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 122.980 degrees

Field radius: 2.797 degrees


Resolution: 5496x3670

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

I got of of one of the first samples to test it, so here we go! The new Skywatcher Star Adventurer is a tracker that can digest a little more than just camera and tele lens, I equipped it with a counterweight and put on the 2,6kg 72mm Lacerta Apo, focal length 432mm. Of course, without guiding you need to north align meticulously, but then I got nice 2min subs with very little trailing. Could use 80% of the frames to stack them to this picture of M100 and neighbours in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. Here I did a report with pictures of the setup (sorry, text german):
http://www.astronomieforum.at/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=8239

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M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo, 



    
        

            tommy_nawratil