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Thread: M5 from 'random' data...

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    Default M5 from 'random' data...



    Here is some data I collected on M5 while working on the mount.

    It is an eclectic set which I had few calibration files for.

    Lums at 180 seconds, RG&B at 60 seconds (binned 2x2).

    A lot of noise and I could probably do better with it if I spent more time on it. But I was mostly interested in the quality of the tracking.

    Anyhow enjoy and as always comments are graciously appreciated

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    Default Re: M5 from 'random' data...

    I enlarged your image 250%, tracking looks good to me. The real test will be in the 300-600 second range.
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    Default Re: M5 from 'random' data...

    Thanks, that's good to know. It was already pretty well cropped.
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    Default Re: M5 from 'random' data...

    Great image!...
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    Default Re: M5 from 'random' data...

    Another fine image! Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: M5 from 'random' data...

    Looking good! Great to have guiding working well, isn't it?

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    Default Re: M5 from 'random' data...

    Thanks all, yes it is nice to have good guiding even nicer that plate solves resolve in mere seconds, slewing and centering targets often hit the target dead center first pass!

    Now if I could just get the flip and park issues sorted out

    Here is another pass at the data a little less cropped this time.

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    Default Re: M5 from 'random' data...

    Now that's very nice! Great work!
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