Prime focus Astrophotography with the 8.5'' Newtonian

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All taken with 8.5'' F6 Newtonian and Canon 1000D DSLR at prime focus with a LP filter. ISO1600 unless stated. Processed with GIMP and/or DSS.
Each object is usually shown either 4x4 binned ( ~4''/pixel) or 2x2 binned (~2''/pixel), both cropped to 600x400. For large objects the full frame (3888x2592) may be scaled to 600x400 (~6''/pixel), whilst very small objects are shown unbinned (~1''/pixel - actually 0.94'').

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M82 supernova - 1950s

M82 supernova - 750s

M95 supernova - 1485s

M101 supernova 2011fe - 45s

Comet Hartley-2 - 870s

Comet C/2012 K5 Linear - 1650s

Comet Panstarrs - 1020s

Comet Jacques - 900s

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 - 860s

Asteroid 2012 DA14 - 9 x 30s

Nova Delphinus 2013 - 390s

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