M57

Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:16:13 PM UTC

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Telescope SKYWATCHER SKYLINER 250PX 254mm f/5
Imager ZWO ASI290MC
Plate Solve Status
Original image dimensions 0 W 0 H
Solved image center point 0h0m0.00s 0°0'0.00"
This is a fully processed image from the brand spanky new rig - a 10" f/5 Newt on a Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro. And of course the first real target was always going to be an object I've imaged before, in order that I can compare and contrast. And what a contrast... This is 360 8-second exposures. Yes, 8 seconds. Now the 'scope has NOT been collimated fully - as you can see from the flare on the brighter stars - but by God there's a lot of detail in there. The guiding was a dream - real click-and-go stuff. To say that I'm pleased with the results would be an understatement. It just blows anything I ever got out of the LX200 away, mainly thanks to the exceptional quality of the mount. I've never used either an equatorial mount or a Newtonian of any size before, except a cheap-as-chips high-street job. The light-grasp of this thing is amazing, and it really is looking like I'll be pushing on in to the big leagues of imaging over the course of the year!