First Light Testing of 18" Collapsible Cassegrain

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10 x 3 min, R, G 7 x3 min B

one hour 21 minutes total exposure time

FLI IMG6303E Camera, AO7

Images all binned 2x2, image scale = 0.64 arc-sec/pixel

ST7E guider

18" Collapsible Cassegrain f/12.6, F=5760mm

No flats

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10 x 15 sec R, G, B

10 x 30 sec Halpha

12.5 minutes total exposure time

Halpha + Red = Red Channel

Halpha = Lum Channel

LRGB combine

FLI IMG6303E Camera, AO7

Images all binned 2x2, image scale = 0.64 arc-sec/pixel

ST7E guider

18" Collapsible Cassegrain f/12.6, F=5760mm

No flats

Images taken from backyard in Castro Valley, California one day past full moon on October 29, 2004

Imaging train: RCOS Beam splitter, FLI IMG6303E, SBIG AO7, 

SBIG ST7E, Optec TCF-S focuser, Takahashi FSQ106 Camera Angle Adjuster

Home made adaptor to interface Camera Angle Adjuster to Scope/Focuser

 

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