Pier 6

Takahashi FSQ-106 F3.6 APO Refractor

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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.

The FSQ 0.73 reducer is at the limits of correction with 3.76um pixels like this on a 35mm chip, so overall the feild is very flat but the corners do have some aberations.

The telescope is F/3.6 and is fitted with a low noise CMOS camera set to unity gain, the longest sub length needed is only 300seconds. if you book subs longer than this, Roboscopes will contact you to alter them to more suitable lengths that suits the system!

CMOS Camera

Just in case you have never used CMOS and have been using CCD like the rest of us for the last million years then let me tell you it requires a different approach, you can forget long subs as the are not needed and at most times detrimental to your image quality. Allowing for CMOS’s sensitivity, higher dynamic range and super low read noise broadband imaging typically 30/60s  and 120s is more than ample enough for narrowband, you just needs a lot more of them of course.

The ZWO ASI-2600MC Pro Colour CMOS is one of Sony's new generation zero amp glow sensors, so no need to worry on that count :)

This camera is set to fixed 100 Gain as our default, if you have any special gain and offset requirements for CMOS imaging please discuss and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Please note: The maximum sub length we will do on this pier is 300s

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 astrograph - 1x1 binned
Mount
10 Micron GM1000
Camera
ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro Colour CMOS 1x1 Binned
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
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  • 3.54° x 2.37°

  • 2.04"/px @ 1x1 Binning

  • 388mm Focal Length

  • F/3.6

  • 25º Imaging Horizon Limits

  • Camera Position Angle: 270° (oct 20)


  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 M16 The Eagle Nebula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 M31 The Andromeda Galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

 

M42 The Orion Nebula 

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