|Object||M42- The Great Orion nebula|
|Date||26/ 10/ 06|
|Location||BayTop Observatory- Streaky Bay South Australia|
|Instrument||Home built 10" Newtonian (Bob Royce primary) with MPCC coma corrector. System working @ native f4/ 1016 FL 1.35 arcsec/pixel- FOV 23.3x29.4|
|Mount||Celestron CI700 controlled by a Mel Bartels Goto Control System with Vexta PK264m-01b motors with a pulley and belt system|
|Camera (CCD)||Starlight Xpress HX916 monochrome with Atik manual filter wheel.|
|Exposures||L: 8.6' R:3.3' G:3.3' B:3.3'(rgb's 20 sec subs) Total exposure all images were unbinned, no dark frames removed. Sigma rejection combined. Luminance composite layered to the rgb composite in PS.|
no guiding necessary.
|Filters||Astronomik Type II Clear:RGB|
This was my 'first light' image using my home made Newtonian. Conditions improved from earlier on. It still was a little unsettled. FWHM Average= 1.9.