NGC7000 or “North-Americanebula”

Second light for the new ASI2600 MC Pro camera, this time used on the Sharpstar 76 EDPH F4.5 Apo. 70x300s or 5hrs 50m over three nights in the week of July 21th 2020. Over the nights there was a slight shift in image field which resulted in a mosaic like appearance. The gain setting was set to “Highest Dynamical Range”. Click on the image for a larger view.

First light ASI2600MC

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M51 14x300s SQM20 27MEI2020 ASI2600MC ESPRIT120 F7 Gain0 -10C 100% V2

Really need to learn how to use this camera and process the images, very different again from B/W and DSLR. The gain was set to “0” (“Maximum dynamic range”). Using the 120mm Esprit @ F7 native focal length of 883mm. As a first impression also the camera takes a lot longer to cool down compared to the ASI183MM and the files are pretty large at 50 Mb.

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