DSE 2.0-First Light!

So after a couple of weeks of painting and setting up the equipment I decided it was time to do an imaging test.    With all the wiring setup

I know it's a mess, but I'll clean it up later :)

I know it's a mess, but I'll clean it up later :)

Yup lots of wires. Tidy them up later :)

Yup lots of wires. Tidy them up later :)

Star tracking looking pretty good for a turbulent night.

Star tracking looking pretty good for a turbulent night.

Eh voila!  My first 5 min exposure of the core of the Andromeda Galaxy with the C14 Edge HD.  Wow I couldn't believe it!  My stars were round :)  This means that the tracking system is working better than expected.   I was also very surprised with low noise of the image.   What a difference compared to light polluted skies! 

Eh voila!  My first 5 min exposure of the core of the Andromeda Galaxy with the C14 Edge HD.  Wow I couldn't believe it!  My stars were round :)  This means that the tracking system is working better than expected.   I was also very surprised with low noise of the image.   What a difference compared to light polluted skies! 

My first 5 min exposure of the core of the Andromeda Galaxy with the C14 Edge HD.  Wow I couldn't believe it!  My stars were round :)  This means that the tracking system is working better than expected.   I was also very surprised with low noise of the image.   What a difference compared to light polluted skies!