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QHY8L First Light

5 Jun 2012, 12:48 UTC
QHY8L First Light
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Here is my first attempt with my new QHY8L ccd camera. I am very impressed with this camera. Well the moon did cause a little bit of a problem last night but I think the Baader Neodymium filter helped a lot here. Right technical details Focused using one of my Bahtinov masks (deh........ of course)20x 120s Lights10x Darks0x Bias0x FlatsQHY8L OSC cooled to -15CWilliams Optics Megrez 102 at f7EQ6 Pro mount unguided4 June 2012It's not brilliant but the moon was interfering, it was my very first go with this camera, but still I am very pleased with the result. Longer and more exposures needed and flats would be of benefit too. Also I had to use a 2" extension tube as I couldn't reach focus with the camera straight in the focuser.

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