Around 6 degrees Fahrenheit last night while catching some images. This from Wikipedia:

NGC 2403 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. NGC 2403 is an outlying member of the M81 Group, and is approximately 8 million light-years distant.

Just north of straight up around 10:30 last night, I took 21 light frames of 180 seconds each at ISO800 plus darks, flats, and bias frames processed in Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop CS2. Tracking was rather good for my setup on this high target with end of run RMS error just over 0.8 arc seconds. This is a cropped photo, since I still do not even have a Coma Corrector for this setup. Basically the edges of the picture are very distorted without the corrective lens. That is just the way optics work in a “fast” Newtonian telescope.

The Canon camera at this telescopes focal length of 610mm covers about 1.6 arc seconds per pixel, so if I believe the numbers, most of the time the imaging will stay within one pixel during exposure. Kinda mind boggling actually.  



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