Pier 14 - Widefield

Takahashi FSQ-106 F3.6 APO Refractor

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Telescope

Takahashi FSQ-106

Camera

ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS

Mount

Paramount MX

  • Telescope

    Takahashi FSQ-106

  • Camera

    ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS

  • Mount

    Paramount MX

Equipment List

Telescope
Takahashi FSQ106-ED F/3.6 astrograph
Mount
Paramount MX
Camera
ZWO ASI 2600MM Pro CMOS
Filter Wheel
ZWO 50mm 7 Position
Filters
Antlia 50mm LRGBHOS all 3nm
Guide Camera
n/a
Guider
n/a
Focuser
ZWO EAF
Power & Dew Control
Mount Hub pro V4

Syndicates

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  • Get access to 100+ Data sets per year*

  • The ability to place image requests

  • Benefit from equipment and a location far out of reach for most

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  • Still not sure? Contact for a free dataset so you can try before you buy :)

Telescope

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 so APSc is as large a sensor where you can still maintain reasonable corner correction

 

CMOS Camera

The ZWO ASI-2600MM Pro Mono 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.

Pier-6 is a fast Unguided system with a maximum exposure of 300s

IMX-571

Back illuminated CMOS Sensor
23.5x15.7mm
6248x4176pixels
3.76µm

Bayer Matrix Parameters

N/A

  • 3.48° x 2.32°

  • 2"/px

  • 387mm Focal Length

  • F/3.6

  • 25º Imaging Horizon Limits

  • Camera Position Angle: -º


  • Recommended sub lengths

Broadband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Clear
n/a

n/a

Lum
60s

120-300s

Red
60s

120-300s

Green
60s

120-300s

Blue
60s

120-300s

Narrowband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Ha 7nm
60-180s

120-300s

Hb
n/a

n/a

O3 8.5nm
60-180s

180-300s

S2 8nm
60-180s

180-300s

N2
n/a

n/a

  • 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

TBA

Green

TBA

Blue

TBA

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

IC1318 The Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus

 

 

 

 

 

 

M8 & M20 The Lagoon and Trifid Nebula

 

 

 

 

 

 

DWB111 The Propeller Nebula in Cygnus

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