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Old 17th September 2016
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Re: Astro Photos

I got an equatorial mount for my birthday it makes a big difference. It has goto and built in tracking like yours.

I think yours is an alt-az mount so you would need to add an equatorial wedge to do really long exposures. But, you can achieve the same result by doing lots of shorter ones. You should be able to get at least 30secs without trails appearing maybe 40 secs then stack them in DSS.

I am realising that I need at least a total of 30mins worth of exposures to get some detail but really its more like 60 or even 90 minutes to get really amazing stuff then I run in to battery issues with the camera.

If you get the bug for astrophotography your wallet suffers.

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