Stargazing season starts!

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First decent weekend of the year- 4 clear nights in a row. Took these of the waxing moon:

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The moon was really close to Jupiter on Sunday night:

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4 consecutive nights to show the motion of Jupiter's inner moons:

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one night I could make out Jupiter's red spot, not bad for a 6" refractor:

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And a couple images of M51 and neighboring galaxies: 1 hour total integration time @ ISO 2500

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Off to a good start!
 
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Very nice!
 
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Yes, very nice pics. The M51 picture is awesome and reminds me why I really want to invest in a good scope that can track for long exposures.
 
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nice work Andy, thanks for sharing :)
 
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Gorgeous!! I can't wait to finish fixing up my first telescope and do the same! Beautiful pictures!
 
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Yes, very nice pics. The M51 picture is awesome and reminds me why I really want to invest in a good scope that can track for long exposures.
I too want a scope that can track. But I'm stuck with this silly tracking mount instead! :-p
 
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