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Observatory First Light - NGC6188 & NGC6164, 


            Richard Muhlack

Observatory First Light - NGC6188 & NGC6164

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 130 SLT

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS450D

Mounts: HEQ5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Rubinar 500/8

Guiding cameras: Q5L-II-M

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Accessory: Baader MPCC

Dates:July 27, 2014July 28, 2014July 29, 2014July 30, 2014July 31, 2014Aug. 1, 2014Aug. 3, 2014Aug. 4, 2014Aug. 5, 2014

Frames: 91x480" (12h 8') ISO1600

Integration: 12h 8'

Avg. Moon age: 4.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.32%

Basic astrometry details job: 338214

Resolution: 620x938

Locations: Strathalbyn SA, Australia, Strathalbyn, SA, Australia


First light from "Observatory 1". Captured using a modded Canon 450D with regulated peltier cooling (via cold finger) at 10C. Still a few minor issues to work on re camera tilt and automation, but this image shows great promise for the future capability of this new setup.



Observatory First Light - NGC6188 & NGC6164, 


            Richard Muhlack