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My new Paramount MyT and 8-inch Ritchey-Chretien Telescope

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My Meade 12 inch SCT on a CGEM (Classic) Mount

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
Nov062014

Cloudy Skies in October 2013...but then it cleared to show Comet Hergenrother.!

 

Cloudy at first but then cleared. Opened up dome and managed to image the comet I imaged from New Mexico.

 

 

 

I then opened an Orchestrate file to image the 51 Galaxies in Cygnus that I have selected with recession velocities that would allow SN with typical absolute magnitudes to be visible.

Object Name,Magnitude,Major Axis
NGC 6946,        9.75,       11.5
NGC 6764,        12.78,        2.5
PGC 63311,      12.94,        1.7
NGC 6824,        12.95,        1.9
PGC 63766,      14.18,        1.4
NGC 6798,        14.33,        1.8
IC 4867,          14.33,        1.4
NGC 6801,        14.50,        1.3
PGC 63664,      15.09,        1.4
PGC 63880,      15.14,        1.1
NGC 6916,        15.15,        1.6
PGC 64026,      15.44,        1.8
PGC 67832,      15.32,        1.1
PGC 63552,      13.53,        1.5
PGC 63440,      13.98,        1.3
PGC 63424,      14.14,        1.2
PGC 63629,      14.46,        1.5
IC 1301,          14.75,        1.1
PGC 67712,      14.96,        1.5
PGC 67265,      14.99,        1.2
PGC 67235,      15.09,        1.2
PGC 66592,      15.28,        1.4
PGC 66867,      15.29,        1.2
PGC 67728,      15.53,        1.9
PGC 90392,      15.86,        1.2
PGC 68121,      12.81,        2.2
NGC 7250,        13.19,        2.1
PGC 68482,      13.34,        3.0
NGC 7248,        13.59,        1.7
NGC 7223,        13.63,        1.4
NGC 7231,        13.85,        1.7
PGC 68029,      14.18,        2.0
PGC 67985,      14.30,        1.2
NGC 7197,        14.35,        1.6
PGC 68169,      15.09,        1.2
PGC 67946,      15.26,        3.3
PGC 68381,      15.77,        1.8
IC 1303,          14.81,        1.2
IC 1392,          12.94,        1.5
PGC 67025,      14.47,        1.0
PGC 66831,      15.24,        1.0
PGC 67049,      13.64,        1.4
PGC 68689,      13.69,        1.2
PGC 68178,      14.47,        1.0
NGC 7264,        14.52,        2.0
PGC 67977,      14.70,        1.1
PGC 69439,      13.46,        1.8
PGC 69101,      14.84,        1.9
NGC 7013,        12.37,        4.2
NGC 7116,        14.27,        1.2
PGC 90392,      15.86,        1.2