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Jerry Hubbell | all galleries >> Astrophotography and Equipment at Lake of the Woods Observatory (MPC I24) > 071125_033451_AT8RC_FirstLight.jpg
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071125_033451_AT8RC_FirstLight.jpg
03/07/2010 Jerry Hubbell

071125_033451_AT8RC_FirstLight.jpg

Locust Grove, VA

This is a first light image with my Astro Tech AT8RC and ATIK 314e. This is a stack of several images of exposure times from 60 to 300 seconds. The total exposure for this image is 1680 seconds (28 minutes). This image contains stars down to approximately 19mag. Not too shabby. The field of view is a small 13.81 x 10.32 arcminutes. I used an Orion OAG with the Orion SSAG CCD camera and PHD to guide the image. The pixel scale is 0.6"/pixel. The seeing was approximately 2"-2.5". This is grossly oversampled. Center of field is RA 07h11m25s DEC +03deg34min51sec.

ATIK 314e TEC CCD,AstroTech AT8RC Ritchey-Chretien,Digital

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