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    Default Open cluster NGC 3766




    Taken A-focal thru a 2" 28mm eyepiece
    single 2 sec exposure
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    thanks for sharing that is a good shot, how is your tracking and polar alignment coming along?
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    The tracking is working beautifully... i managed to keep a cluster in the center of the eyepiece for 45mins.
    i was a little worried when i first tried because the tracking was very jerky and i thought' " thats not going to help my photography " but then i read that when centering, you have to end the centering with the same direction key you started with. When i did that, the jerkyness dissapeared and it tracked very smoothly. So i am just waiting for the moon to dissapear to try some new shots with longer subs
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    That is good to hear, which mount are you using to take these photos?
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    I am using a Skywatcher 254P Motorized Dobsonian with tracking, which i have modified for goto. So not the best set-up, and everything is a-focal at the moment, but i intend to eventially go the prime-focus route when i can afford a canon DLSR. At the moment, i am using a sony-cybershot 8.1 megapixels PnS.
    One day, i will eventually setup a equitorial scope for imaging, and keep my dobby for visual.
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