M33 Triangulum First light CCD Mono

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M33 Triangulum First light CCD Mono

Postby Apophis » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:35 pm


Luminance x 57 @ 60 seconds and Red x 29 Blue x 28 Green x 8 @ 30 seconds
Stacked with DSS 4.01 64bit
Processed with Phototshop CC 64bit

Went out last night to test the new camera and filter wheel , totally compatible with Astro Photography Tool as thats what im used to so quite happy with that lots more to do though including cooling the camera down last night to minus 10 and at the end of the session warming it up again to prevent thermal shock apparently , i think ive got thermal shock that i found 3 alignment stars , focused and found my target  all on first usage, although not framed well as it was getting late and i wanted to start imaging whilst still dark.I did do Flats but think i failed to save them properly , think i know for next time though.

SI183MM-PRO   ZWO ASI183MM PRO COOLED Monochrome 4/3" CMOS USB3.0 Deep Sky Imager Camera
  features a 1" CMOS Sensor (15.86mm diagonal) with a resolution of 20 Megapixels (5496 x 3672 pixels) with an individual pixel size of 2.4 microns. The exposure range of this camera runs from 32us to 2000 seconds duration and the camera can capture at up to 23FPS at full resolution with a peak read noise measurement of 1.7e @ 27db gain.
This camera's built in cooling system can take the sensor's temperature down to 35-40° C below ambient.

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher 120ED Imaging System for Canon DSLR Cameras
Imaging camera:ZWO ASI183MM Monochrome 4/3" CMOS USB3.0 Deep Sky Imager Camera
Mount:Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan
Guiding cameras:Skywatcher 9x50 Finderscope,  QHYCCD 5L-II MONO
Focal reducer:Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer/Corrector for Evostar-120ED
Software:ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC, DeepSkyStacker x64 by Luc Coiffier, Tony Cook, David C. Partridge Deepsky Stacker 4.1 64bit,  Astro Photography Tool

Filters:ZWO CCD LRGB Filter-Set 36mm, zwo EFW 7-position Filter Wheel for 36mm Unmounted Filters
Accessory:QHYCCD PoleMaster
Resolution: 5496x3672
Dates: July 23, 2018
Frames: 122x60"
Integration: 2.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 10.86 days
Avg. Moon phase: 83.68%
Astrometry.net job: 2165003
RA center: 23.604 degrees
DEC center: 30.708 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.629 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 89.751 degrees
Field radius: 0.577 degrees
Locations: Home, Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Data source: Backyard

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Re: M33 Triangulum First light CCD Mono

Postby galileo » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:33 am

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