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Contains:  IC 4605, NGC 6144, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4603, M 4, NGC 6121, The star τSco, The star 22Sco, The star Antares (αSco), The star ρOph, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star οSco, Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco)

Image of the day 03/20/2016

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    The Antares Region with QHY16200A (Beta), 


            Yuichi Kawamoto
    The Antares Region with QHY16200A (Beta)

    The Antares Region with QHY16200A (Beta)

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Borg 55FL

    Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY16200A OSC (Beta)


    Focal reducer:BORG 7880

    Software:PixInsight APTPhotoshop CC


    Resolution: 4414x3620

    Dates:March 12, 2016

    Frames: 7x600"

    Integration: 1.2 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 3.92 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 16.41% job: 1008320

    RA center: 248.314 degrees

    DEC center: -25.301 degrees

    Pixel scale: 6.008 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -178.848 degrees

    Field radius: 4.762 degrees


    The first attempt of newly obtained cooled CCD camera QHY16200A. It is one of the 13 Beta units QHYCCD has distributed and mine is OSC (One Shot Color) version, The camera is known with the new APS-H format sensor KAF-16200. I think for most people the new imaging form will be handy to enjoy casual mechanical requirement with larger imaging size. For this image I put my f200mm F3.6 lens (Borg 55FL) to see wide field acquisition of the Antares region. You may see slight collimation issue at the left side of the image, it will be fixed in next trial.

    Exposure was based on HDR manner, described as following:

    - 5 secs x 10 frames,
    - 30 secs x 10 frames,
    - 120 secs x 10 frames, and
    - 600 secs x 7 frames

    and combined with HDRComposite Module in PixInsight.



    Yuichi Kawamoto
    License: None (All rights reserved)


      The Antares Region with QHY16200A (Beta), 


            Yuichi Kawamoto
    • Final
      The Antares Region with QHY16200A (Beta), 


            Yuichi Kawamoto
      The Antares Region with QHY16200A (Beta), 


            Yuichi Kawamoto

    Sky plot

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    The Antares Region with QHY16200A (Beta), 


            Yuichi Kawamoto