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All Photo's Taken from home in the backyard - Suburban Environment.

The following pages of photo's are acquired using my new Skywatch NEQ6 Pro Mount

& the Astronomical Association of Queensland's  borrowed Skywatch HEQ5 mount & 203mm Meade LX10 SCT.

All are unguided (no auto guider), I find I only need to tweak it back to centre once every hour and only by about 1 or 2 to arc seconds.

The Skywatch mounts are well worth the investment, excellent quality, highly recommended to anybody who loves Astronomy.

Some shots are of poor quality because of the local weather conditions, I will shoot these next time around.

I have pushed the exposure time to 70 seconds so far, I think I can do better with the right conditions. :)

                     


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NGC 253

(Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor - Mag 7.1)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

28 x 4.0 Sec x LRGB Fits

Skywatch SynScan HEQ5 Pro GoTo Unguided Mount

Taken On The 30/09/2011 at  AEST

Distance approx 8 Million Light Years


 

NGC 1976 - M42

(Emission Nebula In Orion)

Meade DSI II Colour - Meade LX10 203mm SCT f/5 - Antares x0.5 Focal Reducer

Skywatch SynScan HEQ5 Pro GoTo Unguided Mount

28 x 8 Sec x LRGB Fits

Taken On The 24/10/2011 at 01:15 AEST

Distance approx 1,500 Light Years\


 

NGC 1976 - M42

(Emission Nebula In Orion)

Meade DSI II Colour - Meade LX10 203mm SCT f/5 - Antares x0.5 Focal Reducer

Skywatch SynScan HEQ5 Pro GoTo Unguided Mount

8 x 15 Sec x LRGB Fits

Taken On The 18/11/2011 at 23:57 AEST

Distance approx 1,500 Light Years\


 

NGC 1316 & NGC 1317

(Spiral Galaxies in Fornax)

Meade DSI II Colour  - Meade LX10 203mm SCT f/5 - Antares x0.5 Focal Reducer

Skywatch SynScan HEQ5 Pro GoTo Unguided Mount

37 x 30sec LRGB Fits

Taken On The 20/11/2011 at 01:09 AEST

Distance approx 75 Million Light Years


 

NGC3372 - Eta Carina

(Emission Nebula in Carina)

Meade DSI II Colour  - Meade LX10 203mm SCT f/10

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Mount

20 x 30.0sec LRGB Fits

Taken On The 04/01/2012 at 01:21 AEST

Distance approx 10,000 Light Years


 

NGC 2362

(Open Cluster in Canis Major)

Meade DSI II Colour  - Meade LX10 203mm SCT f/5

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Mount

Taken On The 27/12/2011

Distance approx 5,000 Light Years


 

 

NGC 3627 - M66

(Spiral Galaxy in Leo)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan HEQ5 Pro GoTo Unguided Mount

62 x 30sec LRGB Fits

Taken On The 05/02/2012 at 01:53 AEST

Distance approx 30 Million Light Years :)

 


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