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It’s been a month since I used my gear, mainly because of rubbish weather. The clear skies convinced me to spend a few hours digging the obs out from underneath over a foot of snow and ice. It was so bad, that when the obs went to close itself this morning, it failed and woke me up, as it had frozen open as it was -10 outside. Even though there was no moon, RGB was not going well and just far too bright, probably because of LP reflections from all the snow. It was good to get back out again, these will turn into full narrowband projects if the weather keeps up

Camera: Atik 383L+ Mono with Baader 1.25″ 7nm Hα Filter
Scope: Borg 77ED with 0.85x Reducer @ F5.5
Mount: EQ6 with EQMOD
Guiding: Orion ST80 with QHY5
Capture Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL
Processing Software: Deep Sky Stacker, PixInsight
Exposures: 7 x 20 mins (IC5067/70), 3 x 20 mins (NGC1499), 5 x 20 mins (B33/IC434)
Calibration: None (yet)


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