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Cocoon Nebula - IC4146, First Light with new gear

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Home made 400mm F/4 Newtonian

Imaging cameras: Moravian G3 16200

Mounts: MesuMount2 MKII

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Home made 400mm F/4 Newtonian

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: TS N-AGK3 coma corrector

Software: PixInsight  ·  DC-3 Dreams PinPoint Astrometric Engine  ·  FocusMax V4  ·  DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software  ·  Diffraction Limited MaximDL 6 Pro  ·  http://www.projectpluto.com/ Guide 9.0

Filters: Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 2inch


Dates:Oct. 29, 2019

Frames: 10x600" (1h 40')

Integration: 1h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 1.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.51%


Astrometry.net job: 3047494

RA center: 21h 53' 23"

DEC center: +47° 16' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.679 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.924 degrees

Field radius: 0.541 degrees


Resolution: 4488x3576

Locations: Beilen Observatory B85, Beilen, Drenthe, Netherlands

Data source: Backyard

Description

I Finally had First Light with my new setup last night. The telescope was recently upgraded, the 400mm F/4 mirror stayed, a new KAF16200 camera with 7 filter positions, a new 3 inch comacorrector, a 3 inch focuser and a much bigger 120mm minor axis secondary .

The 10Micron GM2000 QCI was replaced by a Mesumount 200 Mk2, which has less problems with the heavy telescope (some 50kg), and it tracks like a dream!

600s integrations, one each for LRGB, acquired from my backyard. Collimation is still a bit off, but I'm getting there. As soon as the telescope is working as it should, it will move back to my remote observatory in Germany.

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