Re: M33 Finally a new moon and clear skies


Roland Christen
 

Your big 17 will run circles around my 10. Almost 3 times the light grasp, your 17. Blush

Rolando



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Thank you Roland. Can I please have your Mak? Please!!


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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.

http://www.csun.edu/~rprovin/roland/ngc604.html

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.

Rolando



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