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This is a "656 telescopes" by peter Shah corrected Dall Kirkham with a nice flat field and a moderate speed for the aperture at F6.8, at 2017mm its a great focal length but in this case we have combined it with a KAF-16803 which allows high resolution imaging combined with a substantial FOV. This brings a whole host of larger subjects into play at a much larger aperture without breaking your imaging budget.
The ZWO ASI-6200MM 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.
We have left the camera at 1x1 binning when imaging so users can software bin in post processing to suit the seeing etc, we do not guarantee that you can leave this setup at 1x1bin to process your image as 2x2 & 3x3 binning gives more appropriate sampling with this focal length
Please note: The maximum sub length we will do on this pier is 300s
Back illumiated CMOS Sensor
Bayer Matrix Parameters
0.55° x 0.37°
0.47"/px - Post Process Software Binning
2017mm Focal Length
30º Imaging Horizon Limits
Camera Position Angle: 89°
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.
It is not Roboscopes responsibility to check your detailed requirements after you have booked.
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This pier has a FREE calibration library, this includes a dark library that correlates to the most common subs lengths used, see below
Flat Frames - L, R, G, B, Ha, o3, S2
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.
M16 The Eagle Nebula
M31 Andromedea Galaxy
M42 The Orion Nebula
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