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47 Tucana from Namibia 2017


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Steve Bosley
Time of observation
20/10/2017 - 21:34
47 Tucana
Observing location
10 secs at ISO 6400
Canon 70D
Williams Optic GT 102 Triplet APO F/6.9
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Probably the first image taken through this scope. Dennis Liebenberg, the lodge manager lives under the darkest skies imaginable and uses his Williams Optic GT 102 Triplet APO F/6.9 with a 2 inch tube, mounted on a Celestron VX Equatorial mount to show the night sky to his visitors. It has a permanent pier but he sets up the OTA each evening it is used. The full scale image shows that the scope isn't perfectly polar aligned  - but it is plenty good enough for visual use. I'll have to see if I can give him advice to improve the alignment.

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