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





    
        

            Andy 01
NGC 2020 & Friends - First Light new 10"f4 Newt & Tak NJP mount

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

Technical card

Resolution: 3041x2383

Dates:Dec. 22, 2018

Frames: 18x600"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.90%

Astrometry.net job: 2430147

RA center: 83.562 degrees

DEC center: -67.549 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.969 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.724 degrees

Field radius: 0.520 degrees

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