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IC5070 In H-alpha (Ekos Focus Test)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f4

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescope or lens: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f4

Guiding camera: SXV Lodestar

Software: INDILibKDE Project Kstars/EkosPixInsight

Filter: Astrodon Ha 1.25" 5nm

Accessory: Skywatcher Coma corrector

Resolution: 4588x3432

Dates: July 13, 2017

Frames: Astrodon Ha 1.25" 5nm: 85x120" (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.24% job: 1651591

RA center: 312.838 degrees

DEC center: 44.368 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.982 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.234 degrees

Field radius: 0.782 degrees


Quick test of some changes I've been making to Ekos to allow automated refocus every N minutes. I had this test run focusing every 10 minutes and the FWHM over that period had very little spread, meaning my changes were working and that the existing autofocus routine in Ekos gives reproducible results.




Sky plot

Sky plot


IC5070 In H-alpha (Ekos Focus Test), mikefulb