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My 4 inch Meade Refractor with Sky Watcher Guidescope and ZWO camera on a CGEM (Classic) Mount

Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mount with Canon 40D


My Solar setup using a DSLR and Mylar Filter on my ETX90

DSLR attached to ETX90. LiveView image of 2015 partial eclipse on Canon 40D

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The Celestron 14 is mounted on a Paramount ME that I have been using for about 10 years now - you can see that it is mounted on a tripod so is a portable set up. I still manage to transport it on my own and set it all up even though I have just turned 70! It will run for hours centering galaxies in the 12 minute field even when tripod mounted.


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Thursday August 21st 93 galaxies imaged as part of SN Patrol. Interacting galaxies in Pegasus NGC 7253A and NGC 7253B

SN Patrol: 93 galaxies were imaged as part of my Supernova Patrol


The constellation of Pegasus contains the interacting galaxies NGC 7253A and B - known seperately as PGC 68572 and PGC 68753. This is one of 39 galaxy images I took in Cygnus tonight. This is a 30 second exposure. Also known as ARP 278.


This shows the magnitudes of some of the stars in the field of the galaxies.