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Corona Australis region - under spot lights

Corona Australis region - under spot lights

Click on "original" size below to see a 750K size image.

AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO refractor with 4" field flattener
FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7
LRGB = 30 40 30 30 min (All bin 1X1)
-35C chip temp, darks and flats used
12MPPS download speed = 1.5sec/full frame download at bin 1X1.
FOV = 1.8deg X 1.2deg at 1.6"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Comments:

Out of field stars caused two ray like reflections
Average seeing & light variable winds
Minor cropping to remove dithered frame edges
AstroHandy LightRing used for flats

Here is a close up version:

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/83407864/large

See the LightRing in action:

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

Equipment setup:

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/81003751/original

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

http://www.fli-cam.com/

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

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

Gerd Neumann/Astronomik filters:

http://www.gerd.neumann.net/

http://www.astronomik.com/

MSB Software & Astroart 4

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

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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

AstroHandy Accessories

http://www.astrohandy.com/


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AuPete 06-Aug-2007 20:45
Peeeerty :)