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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 so APSc is as large a sensor where you can still maintain reasonable corner correction
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
Back illuminated CMOS Sensor
Bayer Matrix Parameters
3.48° x 2.32°
387mm Focal Length
25º Imaging Horizon Limits
Camera Position Angle: -º
Recommended sub lengths
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.
IC1318 The Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus
M8 & M20 The Lagoon and Trifid Nebula
DWB111 The Propeller Nebula in Cygnus
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