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
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.
OSC & Narrowband Imaging with Pier-11
Although fitted with colour camera, we have also fitted it with some modern type fiters designed for OSC cameras
Antlia RGB - Enhances contract in colour imges & increase narrowband regions within objects not to mention help block out some light pollution from the moon
Antlia Alp-T HA/OIII 5nm - The filter enables the capture of the two main emission nebulae bands at the same time, whilst suppressing unwanted light pollution. It enables you to capture cleaner data and reduces the post processing efforts to isolate faint details from the background light pollution.
Antlia Alp-T HA/HB 5nm - The filter enables the capture of the two main emission nebulae bands at the same time, whilst suppressing unwanted light pollution. It enables you to capture cleaner data and reduces the post processing efforts to isolate faint details from the background light pollution.
Back illumiated CMOS Sensor
Bayer Matrix Parameters
2.54° x 1.57°
530mm Focal Length
25º Imaging Horizon Limits
Camera Position Angle: TBA
Recommended sub lengths
Antlia ALP-T HA | HB 5nm
Antlia ALP-T HA | O3 5nm
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.
Get accurate star colours with our filter weights
This pier has a FREE calibration library, this includes a dark library that correlates to the most common subs lengths used, see below
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.
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