First remote imaging: Veil Nebula and M101

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Another quick post. I have finally had my first night imaging remotely, and everything actually worked!

The Veil Nebula
The Veil Nebula

This was actually over two nights: June 7 & 8, 2024. June 7th I was at the ‘shed, making sure that everything would actually work (and fixing something that I screwed up with the rotator). I ran the exact same sequence in NINA that I will use when imaging remotely on the 8th. Everything worked out! I’m switching to doing unguided imaging for a future arrival (spoilers) and it’s working out pretty well– it feels like I’m actually acquiring considerably more “image” time vs wasted “why isn’t guiding working” time. I did adjust my sub length from five minutes to three to accomodate the lack of guiding.

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The Veil Nebula

(M 101 hasn’t been posted yet)