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Contains:  M 35, NGC 2158, NGC 2168, The star 5Gem
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            Guillermo Barrancos
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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED Super APO Triplet

Imaging camera:Canon 400D

Mount:Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro

Guiding camera:QHY5L-II c

Basic astrometry details job: 568515

RA center: 6h 9' 36"

DEC center: +24° 22' 40"

Pixel scale: 2.187 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -170.954 degrees

Field radius: 0.746 degrees

Resolution: 1980x1452


Last night I decided to try my first long exposure imaging with the Esprit 120. Putting the scope’s optics to the test, using my old (unmodded) Canon 400D camera, without light polution filter. The Scope came with the necessary adapters, but no flattener.

Guiding with QHY5L-II camera in PHD2. Taking 6 x 120s exposures at ISO800 in APT. Stacking done in DSS, with some quick processing in Photoshop.

Without any light polution filter and the old unmodded Canon 400D (without live view), I am quite pleased with this early result.



Guillermo Barrancos
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Sky plot

Sky plot




            Guillermo Barrancos