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.

It has the perfect FOV for most larger DSO’s when combined with an 8300 chip in my opinion.

CCD Camera

ZWO' have finaly released the new generation Sony 60MP 35mm CMOS sensor, its very low noise, great well depth, high dynamic range and very sensitive. It's also one of the new zero amp glow derivatives so thats one less thing to worry about :)

For your convenience and ease of use we have taken the time to calculate this setup for filter weightings which if followed will help you to maximise your imaging time. For more information on this visit our FAQ's page

Telescope

Takahashi FSQ-106

Camera

ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS

Mount

10 Micron GM1000

  • Telescope

    Takahashi FSQ-106

  • Camera

    ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS

  • Mount

    10 Micron GM1000

Equipment List

Telescope
Takahashi FSQ106-ED F/3.6 astrograph - 1x1 binned
Mount
10 Micron GM1000
Camera
ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS 1x1 Binned
Filter Wheel
ZWO 50mm 7 Position
Filters
Astrodon 50mm LRGB Ha-3nm o3-5nm s2-3nm
Guide Camera
ZWO ASI-290 - 1x1 Binned
Guider
ZWO OAG Integrated
Focuser
ZWO EAF
Power & Dew Control
Mount Hub pro V4

IMX-455

Front illumiated Sensor
36x24mm
9576x6388pixels
3.76µm

 

  • 5.41° x 3.51°

  • 2.03 "/px @ 1x1 Binning

  • 381mm Focal Length

  • F/3.6

  • 25º Imaging Horizon Limits

  • Camera sensor is fitted in Landscape mode


  • Recommended sub lengths

Broadband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Clear
n/a

n/a

Lum
300s

600-900s

Red
300s

600-900s

Green
300s

600-900s

Blue
300s

600-900s

Narrowband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Ha
600-900s

900-1200s

Hb
n/a

n/a

O3
600-900s

900-1200s

S2
600-900s

900-1200s

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

1.200

Green

1.000

Blue

1.333

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

  • 300s Darks

  • 600s Darks

  • 900s Darks

  • 1200s Darks

  • 1800s Darks

  • Bias Frames

  • 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.

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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