mike clemens wrote:
Another from the TEC200 ED f/9 refractor and the modified EOS T2i
54 x 5 mins @ ISO1600
mike in alaska
Thanks for sharing another spectacular image. I've greatly enjoyed all you've posted. Of course M51 with NGC 5195 is always a joy to behold. Also evident in upper right is IC 4263, a 14.5 magnitude spiral galaxy appearing nearly edge-on. The magnified view shows it to be interesting in that its disc appears to be twisted. There's always a lot of interesting things in our images.
All of you refractor astronomers will make a believer of me yet. Having an 8-inch like yours is a rare thing, indeed. What are the specifics about your telescope - make, f/#, focal length, ED?-- hide signature --
My scope is a "TEC" make, a company in Colorado. It is a 200mm aperture, f/9 design that runs at 1820mm focal length with the field flattener. It is an oil spaced triplet refractor, with a center element of ED "FPL51" glass. Here are some pics of it: