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First light Askar 107PHQ IC405

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#1 tonyb

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 08:36 PM

In poor seeing and wind gusts, I took out an Askar 107PHQ for first light.

 

Captured part of IC405, 28x5mins using ZWO2600MC on CEM40. Software: NINA, PHD2 Guiding via ZWO OAG and ZWO290.

 

Stacked, processed in Siril for color calibration, background extraction, asinh and historgram. Processed in StarNet++ to get a starless image, then processed in Photoshop for levels, curves, ACR filter.

 

This is the uncropped result. Looks like the Askar and camera combo can provide round stars to the corners. Excited for the next clear skies.

 

ic405-28x5min-result-siril-proc-pshop-proc.jpg

 


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Posted 04 December 2022 - 09:15 PM

I have the same combination,  and I love it.  The corner stars are not as round with the reducer, but still not terrible.



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Posted 04 December 2022 - 11:51 PM

Great, good to know regarding the reducer (I have the 0.7) which I plan to use with round two on IC405.


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