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The other night, I set up the equipment to image M45 with DSLR and lens.  I got almost two hours of data and when I checked the images yesterday, I noticed horrible purple fringing around the main stars and bloating as well as some distortion.  The lens is a Sigma 85mm f/1.8 operating at f/2.8 and I could not understand how so many things looked wrong.
Sitting down this afternoon a notion came to mind, when I bought the lens, there was a UV filter attached.  Checking the lens, sure enough, the filter was still in place.  The filter clearly distorted the incoming light to add unwanted artifacts. 
I guess it is a case of love and learn.

Paul
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Replied by Keith g on topic File This Under....

It has happened us all, silly thing like forgetting to take a lens cap off 
If a telescope can fit into your backyard it's too small. If you can't move it, it's too big." -- John Dobson
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