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Contains:  M 35, NGC 2158, NGC 2168, The star 5Gem
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M35 and NGC2158 two brothers in the twins

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Takahashi Epsilon 130D

Imaging cameras:Canon Eos77d

Mounts:Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras:Lacerta MGEN

Software:PhotoshopPleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Dates:Dec. 24, 2017

Frames: 54x180" bin 0x0

Integration: 2.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.46%

Basic astrometry details job: 1871998

RA center: 6h 9' 9"

DEC center: +24° 20' 16"

Pixel scale: 2.689 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.578 degrees

Field radius: 0.807 degrees

Resolution: 1729x1297

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller


On Dec 24th I got a special Xmas present, the sky went clear and I was able to try my new Eos77d. The cam has very little noise, bias approximately match the darks (but without hotpixels), and noise generally is low. Banding is much less than even with Eos6d. Canon finally has made a modern APS-C with tiny pixels, hooray!
The flats however were overcorrecting the lights, and I had to add an offset of 0.0234 to the BPP master flat to work normally (PixInsight processing). No idea yet what causes this, but the result... is pleasing.

Eos77d at Iso400, 54x3min subframes, Takahashi Epsilon 130D. AZ-EQ6 guided abd dithered by Lacerta MGEN.

Provided is a crop on the so unequal brothers, but you may like the full field too ;-)
Try the annotated version for object identification.

The little problem with flats is already solved. I am used to make flats at lowest Iso, but the Eos77d adds a different offset at Iso 100 and 200, compared to iso400, 800, 1600.
I took a series of flats at same light flux, 1/160 sec at Iso100, 1/320 at Iso200, 1/640 at Iso400, 1/1250 at Iso800 and 1/2500 at Iso1600. The flats should have approx the same absolute brightness, but they do not. Here the median values measued in PI/Statistics

Iso100 0.05451
Iso200 0.05441
Iso400 0.07817
Iso800 0.07938
Iso1600 0.07973

There are two groups of median brightnesses, Iso100 and 200, and Iso400, 800, 1600. My empirical found difference 0.0234 is pretty close. 8)

So, with Eos77d always make your flats at least in the same offset (Bias) category!



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Description: annotated version


Description: crop on the brothers

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M35 and NGC2158 two brothers in the twins,