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M7 Star Cluster (close up)
20-JUL-2011

M7 Star Cluster (close up)

Please contact me if you have any questions about this scope: m.sidonio@bigpond.com

Orion Optics AG12 12" F3.8 Astrograph
FLI ProLine 16803 CCD & CFW-5-7 + Atlas Focuser
LRGB = 40 12 12 12min all bin 1X1 Astronomik TypeIIc filters
-30C chip temp, darks and flats (Astronomik Aurora Light Panel used for flats)
Focal length 1180mm
Image scale 1.57"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Comments:
average to poor seeing
some image plane tilt issues

Equipment setup:

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ag12_testing

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

http://www.flicamera.com/

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

http://www.astro-electronic.de/

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

http://www.astronomik.com/en/home

http://www.gerdneumann.net/

MSB Software & Astroart 4

http://www.msb-astroart.com/

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

http://www.skylab.com.au/


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