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NGC6188 Bicolour: First Light Tak 130 + QSI6162 + Chroma filters

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#1 Andy01

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 05:43 PM

First light with the nice new gear!

What else but my favourite nebula, NGC 6188 - "Fighting Dragons of Ara".

 

I have imaged this beauty with almost every 'scope I've owned, but it's never looked so sharp!

 

Still messing about with the correct spacing for the 0.7 Tak reducer, (might be a spot of tilt there too?).
I've been working on the spacing to get round stars across the field in 1mm increments to get to this point, but might need to go testing again in 0.5 mm steps or even finer!

 

Only one night's data so far - Hope to add more O3, S2 & RGB as soon as the skies clear again!

Given that this was taken under a FULL MOON from suburban Melbourne, Australia - I'm pretty impressed by these new Chroma filters!
(better value than Astrodon, parfocal & amazing quality)

 

Takahashi TOA 130 + Reducer 0.7

QSI 6162 WSG8 Camera - nice!

Chroma 5nm Ha & 3nm O3 Filters - 3 hrs each 1200sec subs

Takahashi NJP mount

 

Lots of persistence & fiddling about....still a WIP!

 

Astrobin HERE

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 08:30 PM

Holy cow! I’d say the Tak is a superb performer right out of the gate!
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Posted 11 April 2020 - 10:44 PM

wow, queille beautiful photo, incredible details, the black sky, what more can we say than wow.thanks and well done.



#4 Andy01

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 03:23 AM

Holy cow! I’d say the Tak is a superb performer right out of the gate!

 

wow, queille beautiful photo, incredible details, the black sky, what more can we say than wow.thanks and well done.

Thanks folks - it's easy to see why they're known amongst the Rolls Royce of refractors! Mind you, the new camera & filters are impressive too! 




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