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Contains:  Crab nebula, M 1, M1, NGC 1952, Sh2-244
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Messier 1 - Crab Nebula / Test ZWO ASI294MC-Pro, 


            Hartmuth Kintzel
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Messier 1 - Crab Nebula / Test ZWO ASI294MC-Pro

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Celestron C8

Imaging cameras:ASI294MC Pro

Mounts:Skywatcher EQ6 Syntrek

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher Finderscope 9x50

Guiding cameras:Lacerta MGEN

Focal reducers:Antares f/6.3 SCT

Software:Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsightAdobe Photoshop 5 CSDeepSkyStacker


Dates:Feb. 14, 2018

Frames: 200x60" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.3 hours

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 28.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.81%

Mean SQM: 20.30

Temperature: -3.00 job: 1937853

RA center: 5h 34' 32"

DEC center: +22° 1' 17"

Pixel scale: 0.661 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -100.793 degrees

Field radius: 0.237 degrees

Resolution: 2086x1516

Locations: Rückersdorf, Lauf, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Another test with the ASI 294MC cooled color cam.
This time with my C8. Unfortunately I had not the correct distance tube for the Antares 0.63-Reducer. So the stars in the outer areas became heavy distorted.
I had to crop more than 50% to get a presentable image.

It's probably the last test shot with this camera for the time being, as the weather forecast for the next few days is not very good.
But I'm in the opinion both color-cams (ASI 1600MC-Pro and ASI 294MC-Pro) passed the test very well.



Hartmuth Kintzel
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Messier 1 - Crab Nebula / Test ZWO ASI294MC-Pro, 


            Hartmuth Kintzel