Thanks Tim. It was mainly to see if my collimation had made any improvement, but as it seemed it had, I thought I might as well take a few quick frames and see what came out. It was also a warm up session. For various reasons I haven't been imaging for a year and I wanted a dry run. I surprised myself and found most of it came back.
I agree with you about the remote scopes. They have their place but somehow something diy which will never be as good is more rewarding than just downloading someone else's data. Very useful to have some good data to process to find a good workflow though. I reckon I'm somewhere about Base Camp 4, out of 10, on the Pixinsight Mount Everest.
I hope your Crescent and Bubble observations went well.
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> That's a nice image James - well focussed with good colour in the nebula and the white dwarf star in the middle clearly visible. Where I live the sky turned out better than predicted last night so I also managed to start imaging the Crescent Nebula and Soap Bubble Nebula widefield using the Tak 85, keeping things well away from the big waning gibbous Moon. However, there was a very heavy dew last night and it was very foggy first thing this morning with everything wet! Luckily the telescope and CCD camera seemed to be OK, but the dehumidifier in the observatory is now working overtime drying everything out!
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