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Pier-11 Equipment List

Telescope
Takahashi FSQ106-ED F/5
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

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.

CMOS Camera

The ZWO ASI-2600MC Pro Colour CMOS is one of Sony's new generation zero amp glow sensors. They are super sensitive with very low noise.

Pier 11 has a maximum sub length of 300s

IMX-571

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

Bayer Matrix Parameters

RGGB

  • 2.54° x 1.57°

  • 1.46"/px

  • 530mm Focal Length

  • F/5

  • 25º Imaging Horizon Limits

  • Camera Position Angle: 179º

  • Recommended sub lengths

  • Filter Charactristics

FilterBrightDim
OSC
30-60s

120-300s

Antlia RGB
30-60s

120-300s

Antlia ALP-T Ha|O3 5nm
30-60s

120-300s

Antlia ALP-T Ha|Hb 5nm
30-60s

120-300s

Calibration Files

  • 10s Darks

  • 20s Darks
  • 30s Darks

  • 45s Darks

  • 60s Darks

  • 90s Darks

  • 120s Darks

  • 180s Darks

  • 240s Darks
  • 300s Darks
  • Bias

  • 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.

Although Pier-11 has a OSC Camera we have also added some modern Dual/Triband fiters designed for narrowband imaging etc

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/O3 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.

Bayer matrix

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.

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