Date: 18th May 2008 at 23:44
Scope: Intes Micro MN56
Camera: Atik 16ic + Astronomik CLS Filter
Exposure: 27X3mins L
Guiding: PHD - WO ZS66 - Modified Toucam - EQ6 Pro
Location: Bromley, Kent.
Comments: Image was acquired whilst testing new guiding setup using Dual Mount Telescope bar. A near full moon was close by so exposures were kept relatively short. Despite short exposure I was pleased to capture the spiral galaxy ic1296. This is located at approximately the 1'oclock position 5cm from m57 in my image above and measures only 1.1 X 0.8 arcsecs and is mag 14.3 I definitely want to try this image again on a darker night and to also capture some RGB.