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



    
        

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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sidereal Trading/Klaus Helmerichs carbon fibre 10"F4 Newtonian
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683 wsg-8
Mounts
Takahashi NJP Temma-2
Filters
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm
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
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Acquisition details

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: 05h34m14s.9

DEC center: -67°3256

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