Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M51 - First Light With Atik 428EX, 


            Mike Kline
M51 - First Light With Atik 428EX

M51 - First Light With Atik 428EX

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT115EDT

Imaging camera:Atik 428EX Mono


Guiding telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT65EDQ

Guiding camera:Orion Star Shoot Autoguider Pro

Focal reducer:Astro-Tech ATREDT115

Software:PHD2 Guiding SoftwarePixInsight 1.8

Filter:Baader LRGB 1.25'' Filters

Accessory:Atik Manual Filter Wheel

Resolution: 1931x1445

Dates:April 5, 2016

Baader Planetarium 1.25" B: 4x300" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium 1.25" G: 4x300" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium 1.25" L: 11x480"
Baader Planetarium 1.25" R: 4x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.79% job: 1029801

RA center: 202.471 degrees

DEC center: 47.200 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.276 degrees

Field radius: 0.481 degrees

Locations: Home, Lewisburg, PA, United States


First light image with Atik 428EX. I'm pretty happy with the performance of the CCD except for the right side of the image is slightly out of focus. I swapped out the 414 with the 428 and kept the spacing to the reducer the same. I really didn't notice the problem until I looked at them in PixInsight. Maybe something isn't square now. I'll have to keep working on it.



Mike Kline
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


M51 - First Light With Atik 428EX, 


            Mike Kline