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Sunday, April 18
M101 with new scope
Grabbed a few clear hours on Thursday night (despite the alleged ash cloud high in the atmosphere) to shoot M101 with the new MN190. You won't see much detail in this web-image but the stars are nice and sharp across the entire field of view. You can count at least 5 other galaxies in the background of the image.
M101 11 x 5 mins @ ISO800 1000mm f/5.3 on EQ6 Canon 300D Modified