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Pier 6 - Widefield

Takahashi Epsilon 130 F/3.3

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Telescope

With a short focal length of mm combined with a super fast speed of F/3.3 the Epsilon 130 is the perfect telescope big nebular and larger galaxies. With a nice flat field and no false colour it’s a lot of fun and will surprise you with what it can do under good skies like ours.

Please note: The maximum sub length we will do on this pier is 300s

CMOS Camera

The ZWO ASI-6200MM Pro Mono 35mm full frame 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.

Telescope

Takahashi Epsilon E-130 F/3.3

Camera

ZWO ASI-2400 MC Pro CMOS

Mount

Paramount ME

  • Telescope

    Takahashi Epsilon E-130 F/3.3

  • Camera

    ZWO ASI-2400 MC Pro CMOS

  • Mount

    Paramount ME

Equipment List

Telescope
Takahashi Epsilon 130
Mount
10 Micron GM1000
Camera
ZWO ASI-6200 MM Pro Mono CMOS
Filter Wheel
ZWO 7 Position
Filters
Baader LRGBHOS
Guide Camera
n/a
Guider
n/a
Focuser
ZWO EAF
Power & Dew Control
HitecAstro MHP V4

IMX-455

Back illumiated CMOS Sensor
36x24mm
9576x6388pixels
3.76µm

Bayer Matrix Parameters

N/A

  • 4.79° x 3.2°

  • 1.8"/px

  • 450mm Focal Length

  • F/3.3

  • 25º Imaging Horizon Limits

  • Camera Position Angle: 89°


  • Recommended sub lengths

Broadband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Clear
n/a

n/a

Lum
30-60s

120-300s

Red
30-60s

120-300s

Green
30-60s

120-300s

Blue
30-60s

120-300s

Narrowband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Ha
120-180s

240-300s

Hb
n/a

n/a

O3
120-180s

240-300s

S2
120-180s

240-300s

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.

  • Although we have taken Bias frames we do not recommend using them with CMOS sensors.

  • 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

N/A

Green

N/A

Blue

N/A

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

  • 5s Darks
  • 10s Darks

  • 20s Darks
  • 30s Darks

  • 45s Darks
  • 60s Darks

  • 90s Darks

  • 120s Darks

  • 180s Darks

  • 240s Darks
  • 300s Darks
  • 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.

CMOS Cameras do not need Bias frames as part of their calibration routine.

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