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About jaspalchadha

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  1. THat is true but when I take my flats I use a EL panel. You can dim the brightness. I aim for around 23000adu and dim it enough so the exposure times are over 2 seconds my lumance is 1.6 seconds and you can see the shutter in the bottom right corner but that doesn't effect the overall image as you can see in the double cluster as for planetary work I personally wouldn't use it but go for something like those celestron Skyris
  2. Do it do it! I have no problems with it what so ever. Last night the obs was showing 24c, had the ccd cooled to -20 in mintes with a steady power of 32% I use 36mm filters but 1.25 can cover it too
  3. Hey Chris Yes very happy with the baby Q ( I look to see how it performs under good skies and with narrowband. Really nicely built and also really light..
  4. find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see on winter evenings, here in the Northern Hemisphere. The Double Cluster consists of two open stars clusters, known as “H” and “Chi” Persei (also called NGC 884 and 869). This is my first light using the Takahashi FSQ85 telescope Captured from London on 13/09/2016 ( poor weather conditions ) Data Takahashi fsq85 QHY9s CCD Ioptron CEM60 LRGB 2 x 300 seconds filter Unguided Higher Res
  5. Hi all I wanted to make the Albireo Star stand out from the back ground to really make this King of stars stand out Enjoy Albireo views from a bright single point into a double star of amazing colors. At around 380 light years distant, the two bright stars of Albireo are far from each other would take around 10,000 years to complete a single orbit. The brighter yellow/orange star is itself a binary star system. With good focus and steady hands, 10x binoculars you will be able to view it. Imaged from London (UK) old data that I found Date: 17/05/2015 Telescope: Altair Astro RC 250 with Focal Reducer CCD camera~ QHY9SM Filters: Baader LRGB, 5 x 1 min each filter Mount: Ioptron CEM60 ( Ungudied) https://flic.kr/p/KD4hqY
  6. That is very true. I could see the void of stars. Perhaps I'll look to add on the data if I get round.
  7. Thanks Peter. And welcome back
  8. NGC 659 is an open cluster in the Cassiopeia constellation. It was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. NGC 654 is an open cluster visible in the constellation of Cassiopeia; It is located in the Perseus arm at a distance of about 7800 light years from the solar system. Equipment used Telescope: Takahasi TOA - 130N Camera: 690 CCD Mount: Ioptron CEM60 (unguided)
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