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These are auto-guided images using Moravian G2-8300 cooled colour CCD camera.
M31 with Vixen ED80 and Moravian G2-8300 colour camera
M31 - Andromeda Galaxy - Vixen ED80Sf and Moravian G2-8300 colour CCD camera - Stack of 5 x 10 minute exposures.
 
 
Horse Head nebula Moravian G2-8300 colour camera
NGC2024 and Horse Head nebula - Vixen AX103S refractor with reducer and G2-8300 colour camera - 10 min
 

M42 Vixen AX103S and Moravian G2-8300 CCD camera
M42 Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man - Vixen AX103S refractor and Moravian G2-8300 colour camera
 

NGC5139 - Omeag Centauri with Moravian G2-8300 colour camera
NGC5139 - Vixen AX103S refractor with focal reducer - Moravian G2-8300C camera - 2 x 10 minute exposures
 

NGC3372 - Carina Nebula - Moravian G2-8300C camera
NGC3372 - Carina Nebula - Moravian G2-8300C camera on AX103S refractor with focal reducer 3 x 10 minute exposures
 

NGC2244 Rosette Nebula Vixen AX103S
NGC2244 - Rosette Nebula - Moravian G2-8300C camera on AX103S refractor with focal reducer 3 x 6 minute exposures.
 

M20 with Sky-Watcher Mak-Newt 190mm
Messier 20 - Trifid Nebula - 190mm Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Newtonian refractor @ f/5.28 - 12 x 3 min exp
 
NGC5128  Moravian G2-8300 colour camera and Sky-Watcher 190mm MAK-NEWTONIAN
NGC-5128 - Stack of 6 x 3min exposures - Moravian G2-8300 colour camera and Sky-Watcher 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian
 
Deep field NGC5128
NGC-5128 - Stack of 10 x 6min exposures - Moravian G2-8300 colour camera and Sky-Watcher 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian
 
M17 - Moravian G2-8300 colour camera and Sky-Watcher 190mm MAK-NEWTONIAN
M17 - Stack of 12 x 3min exposures - Moravian G2-8300 colour camera and Sky-Watcher 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian
 
NGC3324 -  Moravian G2-8300 colour camera and Sky-Watcher 190mm MAK-NEWTONIAN
NGC-3324
- Stack of 8 x 3min exposures - Moravian G2-8300 colour camera and Sky-Watcher 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian
 
Messier 8 Lagoon nebula unguided stack of 30 second exposure with Vixen ED80
M8 - Lagoon nebula. Stack of 20 x 30 second unguided HEQ5 mount - Moravian G2-8300 colour and Vixen ED80 refractor
 
M20 Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius - Moravian G2-8300 Vixen ED80Sf
M20 - Trifid nebula. Stack of 15 x 2 minute exposures.
Unguided HEQ5 mount - Moravian G2-8300 colour with Vixen ED80 refractor & 0.85X focal reducer

 

Network Nebula in Cygnus Network Nebula

Part of the Cygnus Loop and Veil Nebula with Vixen ED80 refractor and Moravian Instruments
G2-8300 colour camera.

Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro mount with Vixen side by side guide mounting plate and SW80 guide scope fitted with ProStar LP-GUIDE-M monochrome auto-guiding camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veil Nebula (NGC6960) Veil Nebula (NGC6960)

Taken the night after the above in better seeing withVixen ED80 refractor and Moravian Instruments
G2-8300 colour camera.

Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro mount with Vixen side by side guide mounting plate and SW80 guide scope fitted with ProStar LP-GUIDE-M monochrome auto-guiding camera.

 

 

Below: Using the Vixen ED80 with focal reducer taking it from f/7.5 to f/6.3 for a wider angle view of the Veil Nebula region.

 

 

 

 

 

Veil Nebula
 
NGC 2070 Tarantual Nebula with Moravian Instruments G2-8300C camera and ED80
NGC 2070 - Tarantula nebula and surrounds.
HEQ5 mount - Moravian G2-8300 colour with Vixen ED80 refractor
 

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