Jeff Terry's Astrophotos/M86_64minutes.jpg

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Finally, images out of a collimated Epsilon 210. WooHoo.

The top image is a sum of 32 2 minute images. The image was collected and processed in iCCD with an SXV-H9C.

The image was fully processed in iCCD using the LRGB color processing routine.

The image was finally tweaked with Photoshop to remove vignetting, probably from the filter cell/spacer.

The second image is the same raw frames without aligning. The polar alignment was obviously a bit off.

It appears that even 2 minutes was too long as there is trailing in RA of the stars.

All in all, I am pretty happy with this image as it is significantly better than the pre-collimation images.

My thanks go out to Fred Garcia at Texas Nautical for getting the Epsilon Collimated.