Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)
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NGC 2020 & Friends - First Light new 10"f4 Newt & Tak NJP mount

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sidereal Trading/Klaus Helmerichs carbon fibre 10"F4 Newtonian

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: Sky Safari Pro  ·  Adobe Photoship CC 2017  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  PHD GUIDING  ·  Nebulosity 4  ·  StarTools 1.3.5RC Startools 1.3.5  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm


Dates:Dec. 22, 2018

Frames: 18x600" (3h)

Integration: 3h

Avg. Moon age: 14.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.90%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2430147

RA center: 5h 34' 14"

DEC center: -67° 32' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.969 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.724 degrees

Field radius: 0.520 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1429

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Got myself a Sidereal Trading Modded Helmerich CF tube f4 Newt.

Came with all the bells & whistles incl. Moonlite Focuser, Paracoor CC, Heavy Duty Spider vanes, mirror upgrades, fan/heater etc. and it's all riding on a well loved Takahashi NJP mount.

Damn but this mount is built like a Japanese WW2 battleship - and when slewing at high speed it sounds like a jet fighter taking off!

Very exited about imaging at f4, my previous rigs' 30min subs have become just 10min now.

Took a crack at the same target I posted earlier - NGC2020 but this time I've used the new toys. Looking good so far!

This is 18 x 10mins 3nm Ha - colour version to follow soon!

Big thanks to Diego Colonnello and Clive Garner for their generous help and assistance with this system upgrade,

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NGC 2020 & Friends - First Light new 10"f4 Newt & Tak NJP mount, 



    
        

            Andy 01