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The Lazy Astrophotographer Strikes Again

After working my way through some software issues and getting TheSkyX's TPoint and Camera add-ons working, I took some test 10-minute exposures of a couple objects just to verify that everything, including autoguiding, was working. Lo and behold, everything worked just fine. In addition to using TheSkyX for the first time to acquire images, focus, and autoguide, the below images are the result of TPoint-assisted go-to's... no reframing or repositioning was done after the initial slew.

So here are a couple of single-exposure images with no calibration and so-so focus...


M45, the Pleiades Star Cluster. Single 10-minute exposure.
M42, the Great Orion Nebula. Single 10-minute exposure.

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