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I spent most of this night trying to get the Whirlpool Galaxy, but high wind was sending the Auto Guiding all over the place. At least I got something from the night, a nice pic of the 1st quarter moon.

Camera: Canon 1000D (Ha Modified) with Astronomik CCD CLS Filter
Scope: Skywatcher Explorer 200P 8″ Newt with Baader MPCC
Mount: HEQ5 Pro with ASCOM control
Guiding: Orion ST80 with QHY5
Software: Canon Capture, PHD, Stellarium
Exposures: 1/400 sec @ ISO800

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