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This is my first real try with a $30 T mount lens I found on Ebay (more info here). I stopped it down to f/4 and guided with a Tak FS-60C on my old trusty Vixen GP/DX. The GP/DX uses the WinCTC controller. I experimented with several techniques to reduce the size of the stars while agressively stretching the nebula. I think I had as much fun with this experiment as I do with the scopes and mounts I own which cost much more!

Date: 10/25/2005
Telescope: Soligar 135mm f/2.8 Telephoto Lens
Mount: Vixen GP/DX
Camera: SXV-H9
Exposure: Ha: 4 hours (10 minute subframes)