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Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 80ED Super APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC-PRO

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 80ED Super APO Triplet

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: SharpCap Pro  ·  PHD 2  ·  PixInsight

Filters: ZWO IR/UV Cut Filter

Dates:Aug. 3, 2019

Frames:ZWO IR/UV Cut Filter: 38x300" (gain: 220.00) 0C

Integration: 3.2 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 2.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 2859881

RA center: 16h 28' 59"

DEC center: -24° 32' 19"

Pixel scale: 4.773 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.153 degrees

Field radius: 1.971 degrees

Resolution: 2472x1642

Locations: Beaudesert, Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia

Data source: Traveller


After a second sensor clean and refresh of the dessicant I was able to get the ASI071MC-Pro to cool down without fogging up.

Only a short amount of exposure on this, but it looked to have turned out well. Hopefully now that the weather is behaving I can get a little more dark sky time...



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