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Contains:  Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star 18Tau, The star Atlas (27Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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Zwo 1600 mm pro first light, 


            Alan Hancox
Zwo 1600 mm pro first light
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Zwo 1600 mm pro first light

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS 65 quad apo

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro (Mono) ZWO ASI 1600 MM- Pro Mono

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GoTo

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: QHY5 Guide Camera

Software: PixInsight PixInshight Core 1.8 Ripley  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT  ·  DSS

Filters: Skytech L Pro

Dates:Feb. 11, 2020

Frames:Skytech L Pro: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~100

Flat darks: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 17.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.08%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3242294

RA center: 3h 47' 2"

DEC center: +24° 8' 20"

Pixel scale: 2.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 274.014 degrees

Field radius: 1.498 degrees

Resolution: 4096x3096

Locations: Alan Hancox, Leigh/Greater Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


First lIght for my zwo 1600 mm pro 😊



Alan Hancox
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Zwo 1600 mm pro first light, 


            Alan Hancox