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QHY9C first light on M51 5-5-2013, 


            Gardner D. Gerry
QHY9C first light on M51 5-5-2013
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QHY9C first light on M51 5-5-2013

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: C9.25

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9C

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-60CSV

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2"

Accessory: Thousand Oaks Dew Controller  ·  Robin Casady Accessories Saddle plate

Dates:May 5, 2013

Frames: 37x300" (3h 5')

Integration: 3h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 25.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.50%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 101505

RA center: 13h 29' 45"

DEC center: +47° 13' 19"

Pixel scale: 0.796 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.026 degrees

Field radius: 0.429 degrees

Resolution: 620x475


First light subject for my new QHY9C ccd camera. I still have some guiding and tracking issues to work out, as I am now shooting at almost 3 times the focal length of the FSQ-106N I was using.


Sky plot

Sky plot


QHY9C first light on M51 5-5-2013, 


            Gardner D. Gerry