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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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Monday 4th August 2014 53 galaxies at 90 second exposure for SN Patrol. - 20 images in the blog.

SN Patrol: 53 galaxies were imaged as part of my Supernova Patrol


Another clear night -I decided to image a number of galaxies with 90 second exposures instead of the usual 30 second exposures. I only imaged 53 galaxies with the longer exposures. Here are 20 of those galaxies.

This is NGC 6951 - the stars are pretty round even at 90 seconds unguided and a 12 minute square field.

and again with NGC 6946