Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  Double cluster  ·  NGC 869  ·  NGC 884  ·  The star 7Per
ES 127 CF First Light, 


            Mike Wiles
ES 127 CF First Light
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ES 127 CF First Light

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 127ED

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY8 Pro

Mounts: CGE

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 9x50 finderscope

Software: photoshop  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Neat Image

Filters: HUTECH IDAS LPS-P2-48

Dates:Jan. 12, 2012

Frames: 12x120" (24') (gain: 4.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 24'

Flats: 20

Bias: 256

Avg. Moon age: 18.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.53%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 93472

RA center: 02h20m28s.6

DEC center: +57°0802

Pixel scale: 1.696 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -5.954 degrees

Field radius: 0.846 degrees

Resolution: 620x412

Locations: Goodyear, None


This was first light for my Explore Scientific 127 Carbon Fiber OTA. Very, very pleased with the results. You can see that there is just a touch of color around the edges, but it's easily processed out.

This is also first light with the Hotech SCA Flattener which did a tremendous job. Only the outer 1% of this frame has been cropped to remove stacking artifacts.


Sky plot

Sky plot


ES 127 CF First Light, 


            Mike Wiles