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    Default Galaxy NGC2997

    Bought a new astronomy camera a few months ago but it's been so cloudy I haven't had much of a chance to use it. But did get some sky time the last couple of nights.

    NGC 2997 is a face-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 25 million light-years away in the constellation Antlia.

    Taken over two nights, Luminance the first and RGB with an Svbony LRGB filter set the second. GSO 10" F4 Newtonian, ZWO ASI 183mm Pro cooled to -10C, 719 x 30 seconds unguided on a HEQ5 Pro.

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    Good stuff, Learjet.

    Thanks for posting.

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    Nice bit of kit you have there LJ I would love to be able to purchase a decent 'scope. We bought a 4" reflector for our son about 30 years ago and would love to get one for ourselves now. Problem is, time and money!
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Nice bit of kit you have there LJ I would love to be able to purchase a decent 'scope. We bought a 4" reflector for our son about 30 years ago and would love to get one for ourselves now. Problem is, time and money!
    That's never a good combination. I have time, but money is more scarce than ever now. There's some good stuff coming out of China these days. I can't even build it as cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learjet View Post
    There's some good stuff coming out of China these days. I can't even build it as cheap.
    Anything you could recommend or traps to watch out for?
    China in general has been for me always a hit and miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomeat View Post
    Anything you could recommend or traps to watch out for?
    China in general has been for me always a hit and miss.
    Well the really cheap stuff is still crap. But good quality gear can be found. You still have to do some research on the item in particular. Usually someone has already bought it and will appraise it one way or another. My camera for instance had a 20 something page thread on it on one of the astronomy forums so knew what I was in for.

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    I just cracked myself up.
    Can you do better than that Learjet?

    The reason I ask is because my local astronomy club is going to have a competition soon with some serious prizes.
    I think you'd be in with a good chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    I just cracked myself up.
    Can you do better than that Learjet?

    The reason I ask is because my local astronomy club is going to have a competition soon with some serious prizes.
    I think you'd be in with a good chance.
    I'm still learning ow to use the camera! It has a very steep learning curve and I'm at the bottom of the ladder lol.

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