Pier 11 - Widefield

Takahashi FSQ-106 F/3.6 Colour

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I can say very little about the FSQ-106 that has not already been waxed about by others but suffice to say it is fast, flat and has great colour correction that is hard to beat, oh and did I mention the tiny stars.

When you receive your data, at first glance it may appear green, this is normal because One shot colour cameras have a bayer matrix over the sensor, this particular sensor has a RGGB bayer matrix and you will need to de-bayer it as part of your calibration and stacking process in your chosen software.

Pier 11 has a maximum sub length of 300s

CMOS Camera

The ZWO ASI-2600MC Pro Colour CMOS is one of Sony's new generation zero ampglow sensors. They are super sensitive with very low noise. Making them a paradym shift from the CCD cameras we are all used to using and require much shorter exposures

This camera is set to Gain 100 as our default.

Imaging with colour cameras:

When you recieve your data, at first glance it may appear green, this is normal because One shot colour cameras have a bayer matrix over the sensor, this particular sensor has a RGGB bayer matrix and you will need to de-bayer it as part of your calibration and stacking process in your chosen software.

Telescope

Takahashi FSQ-106

Camera

ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS OSC

Mount

10 Micron GM1000

  • Telescope

    Takahashi FSQ-106

  • Camera

    ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS OSC

  • Mount

    10 Micron GM1000

Equipment List

Telescope
Takahashi FSQ106-ED F/3.6
Mount
10 Micron GM1000
Camera
ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro Colour CMOS
Filter Wheel
n/a
Filters
n/a
Guide Camera
n/a
Guider
n/a
Focuser
ZWO EAF
Power & Dew Control
Mount Hub pro V4

IMX-571

Back illumiated CMOS Sensor
23.5x17.5mm
6248x4176pixels
3.76µm

Bayer Matrix Parameters

RGGB

  • 3.48° x 2.32°

  • 2.04"/px

  • 388mm Focal Length

  • F/3.6

  • 25º Imaging Horizon Limits

  • Camera Position Angle: 180° (Jan 22)


  • Recommended sub lengths

Broadband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
OSC
30-60s

120-300s

  • Imaging subjects with brighter cores will of course require shorter sub lengths for HDR, your personal experience will be needed to gauge this yourself.

  • Please remember this is only a guide above, we are just trying to help you have the best experience possible remote imaging with Roboscopes.

  • Roboscopes supply the site and control the equipment but you choose everything else from filters, object/co-ordinates to sub lengths. So you need to exercise due diligence and experience when booking because if you fill the booking form out with incorrect details then you will get precisely that.

  • It is not Roboscopes responsibility to check your detailed requirements after you have booked.

  • Filter weights

Get accurate star colours with our filter weights

FilterWeight
Red

N/A

Green

N/A

Blue

N/A

Calibration Files

This pier has a FREE calibration library, this includes a dark library that correlates to the most common subs lengths used, see below

  • 5s Darks

  • 10s Darks

  • 20s Darks
  • 30s Darks

  • 45s Darks

  • 60s Darks

  • 90s Darks

  • 120s Darks

  • 180s Darks

  • 240s Darks
  • 300s Darks
  • Flat Frames

If you choose more individual sub lengths eg 550s, then darks are not included in the price and are taken for you on an individual basis. Please add darks to your imaging run in checkout.

CMOS Cameras do not need Bias frames as part of their calibration routine.

Field of view examples

 

 

 

 

 

 

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