Captured my first deep space object (dso). This was a very memorable moment. I had the DSLR connected to my Orion ST80 as I was going through the alignment procedure. Obviously with the camera live-view display, it was not possible to see anything but bright stars. But after I calibrated the mount with 2 bright stars plus 4 calibration stars, I set the shutter to 60s and as the mount was tracking, I anxiously waited. When the tiny green nebula appeared on my preview screen and literally screamed out loud. It was truly amazing to blindly trust the mount to find a tiny object in the sky, and have the camera register it in full color and awe on the screen.

M57 – RIng Nebula

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