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25-OCT-2017 Press F11 for a Full Screen view

SMC and 47 Tucanae - First Light

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This is the first light image with my new Takahashi FSQ106EDX4 and FLI Proline16803. This was just
a quick test image with very little exposure. This is minimal processing, with no sharpening or
gradient removal, to better determine the general quality and characteristics of the new FSQ-FLI
imaging rig.

Takahashi FSQ106EDX4
FLI Proline 16803, CFW-5-7, Robofocus
LRGB = 60 28 24 20min = 2.2hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
New Deep-Sky RGB Astronomik filters
-30C chip temp, dark frames and flats (using Aurora Flat Field Panel) applied
Focal length 530mm, FOV = 4deg X 4deg
Image scale 3.5"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Data collected in one night on 23 Oct 2017, good seeing, good transparency

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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