Re: M33 Finally a new moon and clear skies

Roland Christen

WoW! That big scope is really smokin'

Just for comparison I imaged NGC604 which is one of the nebulae in the spiral arms of M33. That image was done about 25 years ago.

This image was done with one of the first CCD cameras, an ST10, which is crude by today's standards. I also didn't have narrowband filters in those days. I used my 10" F14.6 Mak at 3708mm focal length on a 900 mount (non Goto servo drive). Nowadays we are lucky to have much better equipment, in fact i plan to re-image that object from my light polluted observatory at some point, using that original 10" Mak and a much more sensitive CCD camera.


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