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Contains:  IC 5070, Pelican nebula, The star 56Cyg, The star 57Cyg
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IC 5070 (Atik 460EX first light), 


            Samuli Vuorinen
IC 5070 (Atik 460EX first light)
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IC 5070 (Atik 460EX first light)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Boren-Simon PowerNewt 8

Imaging cameras:Atik 460EX

Mounts:Sky-Watcher EQ-6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Finderscope

Guiding cameras:QHYCCD QHY5

Focal reducers:ASA 2" x 0,73 Corrector/Reducer 2KORRR

Software:AstroTortillaMaxim DLPixInsight

Filters:Astronomik SII 12nmOIII 12nmH-alpha 12nm

Accessory:Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo

Dates:Aug. 23, 2013

H-alpha 12nm: 5x300" -10C bin 1x1
OIII 12nm: 5x300" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 12nm: 5x300" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.2 hours

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~500

Avg. Moon age: 17.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.32%

Basic astrometry details job: 94684

RA center: 20h 51' 59"

DEC center: +44° 11' 24"

Pixel scale: 3.145 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -12.164 degrees

Field radius: 0.737 degrees

Resolution: 1048x1322

Locations: Komakallio, Kirkkonummi, Finland


First light with the Boren-Simon 8" f/2.8 Powernewt and Atik 460EX. The corner stars are still a bit off due to the wrong distance between the coma corrector and the sensor. This will be fixed, though!



Samuli Vuorinen
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IC 5070 (Atik 460EX first light), 


            Samuli Vuorinen