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VSD100 test: NGC7000 Halpha, 


            Mauro Narduzzi

VSD100 test: NGC7000 Halpha

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:VIXEN VSD 100 F/3.8

Imaging camera:SBIG STT-8300M

Mount:Vixen SXD2

Guiding telescope or lens:VIXEN VSD 100 F/3.8

Guiding camera:SBIG STT-8300M

Software:Maxim DL

Filter:Astrodon H-alpha 5nm

Resolution: 2536x3358

Dates:July 22, 2015

Frames: 3x1800"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.46% job: 708672

Locations: Casa, Codroipo, UD, Italy


A quick test of a a Vixen VSD 100 F/3.8 under a citizen sky. I used a 2" Baader eyepiece holder that isn't suitable for such fast focal ration, an all threaded adapter is mandatory and coming in short.

Only 3 frames of 1800s each. Crazy temperature outside, in our regione that day we reached our record of 39/40°. Night at 28-30°. Sensor at -29,8° and pelter at 100% while taking frames. It was a stress test also for my SBIG STT :-)

No flats applied onto image. Flat field panel is on its way as well...



Mauro Narduzzi
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


VSD100 test: NGC7000 Halpha, 


            Mauro Narduzzi