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First Light for a New Rig, 


            Bob J
First Light for a New Rig
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First Light for a New Rig

Imaging telescopes or lenses: iOptron RC 12" Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM120 EC2

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: IDAS LPS D2 2"

Dates:April 26, 2018

Frames:IDAS LPS D2 2": 96x45" (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.21%

Temperature: 7.00 job: 2033803

RA center: 16h 41' 35"

DEC center: +36° 28' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.391 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.300 degrees

Field radius: 0.234 degrees

Resolution: 3384x2670

Data source: Backyard


First Light for a new rig. iOptron CEM 120EC 2 Mount ,an iOptron RC 12" Truss and an IDAS LPS D2 filter.

Pretty much thrown together as to get some imaging time in since it's been raining since I brought it home from NEAF. The RC is a one of the 3 brought into the country with the Engineers from iOptron for the show. They have not yet been announced. They brought in a 10", 12" and a 14".

Had just enough time to get the mount PA done and play with the OTA a little. I have never used an RC prior so this is going to take some getting used to. Especially imaging at a 2432mm FL. I did not play with the focus as much as I had liked as I was battling both a near full moon and many clouds.
Just wanted to get some time in. Overall I am pleased. Collimation was actually a breeze with the Howie Glatter Holographic Laser Collimator.


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Bob J
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First Light for a New Rig, 


            Bob J