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Tuesday, May 11

Recent images

The night was so clear on Monday that I was out from 11pm to 3am. The milky way was gorgeous and I took the following two pics.

M17 in Sagittarius
Skywatcher MN190 on EQ6
Canon 300D modified
4 x 5 mins @ ISO800

M17 is located at a declination of -16 degrees so it's pretty close to the horizon from northern England. The shot is only 4 combined images so very short. I only managed to steal a few images as the dawn was breaking.

I spent most of the night imaging parts of the North America and Pelican Nebulae (NGC7000). The following image combines 45 minutes of white light plus 100 minutes of Hydrogen-Alpha data.

Skywatcher MN190, EQ6 + Canon 300D modified
10 x 10mins H-alpha + 9 x 5 mins RGB

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