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    Default Albireo from an azimuth mount



    Astrophotography. Slowly getting my act together. Last night, I photographed Albireo using my C6S mounted on a SkyWatcher SynScan AZ goto mount that was bolted to a CG5 tripod. I was interested to see how well the SkyWatcher AZ mount tracked an object. Got one photo before my camera's battery gave up the ghost... learned a good lesson about camera batteries.

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    Cool shot Joe.
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    Looks like good tracking for your exposure Joe.
    Well done on the image and good information on the batteries..
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