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Tomasz

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  1. Hi! I finally caught the color with QHY168C :-) First clear night without the moon but only 2h of darkness here... But it was enough for comet and fireworks galaxy. C/2015 v2 Johnson 10x120s at gain 10 offset 4 NGC6946 40x180s at gain 10 offset 4 Best regards, Tomek
  2. Hi, I'm looking for the IDAS D1 2" filter. If you have one for sale, please let me know Tomek
  3. Thanks Adam :-) Good idea, I haven't got OIII filter yet but I have to buy it! Tomek
  4. Scratches are from screwed cover. Anyway it is a far better than loose plastic cover from QHY163C ;-)
  5. Hi! Finally I have my brand new QHY168C ColdMOS camera :-) I ordered a beta prototype but I think that this is a retail version. You can see how its look: new, nice looking box cables and other stuff: And the camera ;-) Compared with QHY163C Because of the moon I took only one DSO picture with Baader Ha 7nm filter and Tair 300mm lens: 25x300s Gain 4 Offset 70 The camera is very sensitive and there is no visible ampglow even at 600s dark frame! Here is also moon picture taken with 200/1200 Newtonian scope and 2x V
  6. Hi! Finally clear sky in Poland! Time to first galaxy image from my QHY163C. I'm still very happy with this camera and now waiting for QHY168C BETA. I hope that it will be even better than 163 40x180s calibrated with darks, biases and flats
  7. Hi! This time I have tried old 58mm Helios lens made in CCCP attached to QHY163C ColdMOS camera. And... the lens is terrible Only centre of the frame is OK with rounded stars. On edges or even more (1/3 of frame) there are trail not stars! I spent two nights to take a whole Barnard's loop picture - one for Ha and second for RGB. Camera is great and it has very nice sensitivity in Ha. This is final image my favourite DSO: 24x300s Ha 7nm 30x180s RGB And only Ha: Tomek
  8. Hi Wim and sorry for a very late answer... Yes, it is the same sensor like Adam said. This is only Ha with Baader 7nm filter Tomek
  9. Hi, Two pics taken with QHY163C ColdMOS. I like this camera :-) It's very sensitive, with Ha 7nm filter even more than my previous QHY8L. M42 (Newtonian 150/750 reflector) 70x60s 30x5s Gain 10 Offset 70 Rosette nebula with Ha 7nm 2" filter (Tair 3s lens) 15x300s Gain 10 Offset 70 Regards, Tomek
  10. Hi! Finally my new camera QHY163C was tested under dark sky :-) I'm very happy with result, it's only 90mins of exposure (30x180s) calibrated with darks, biases and flats. My only worry is ampglow on CMOS but I will try to reduce it next time Best regards and Happy New Year! :-) Tomek
  11. Thank you Rodd :-) I'm using Sky Watcher Newtonian 150/750 scope with MPCC.
  12. Hi! My second session with QHY8L. Still learning of this camera... Only 120mins because of connection problems with EQMOD but I'm pretty happy with the image :-) -12x600s light - darks - flats -biases Tomek
  13. Thank You! Yes, I'm very pleased :-) I have quite good dark sky and Bubble nebula was high over horizon so processing was easier than with Nikon. My full setup: SkyWatcher 150/750 Newtonian, HEQ5 SynScan with BT dongle, guided with QHY5LII, AstroJolo focuser (now changed to AstroHub 3.0
  14. Hi! First light with my QHY8L and first contact with CCD camera :-) It was a right choice and good upgrade from Nikon D7200. 13x600s - Light at -20C 25x600s - Dark at -20C 35xBias 35xFLAT Tomek
  15. Yes, you're right about green... I removed lot of green but now I see that there is still to much of it. I will try to do something with it.
  16. Hi! My first try with M16 and M27. That was probably last session before buying QHY8L, I hope it will be better than my Nikon D7200 Warm and very short night, maybe about 2 hours of dark sky... M16 13x300s ISO 800 5xDARK 15xBIAS M27 9x300s ISO800 5xDARK 15xBIAS Tomek
  17. Hi! I need help in choosing a CCD camera. I've got two offers of used cameras: Orion Parsec 8300C and QHY8L and I don't know which one is better for me... Now I'm using Nikon D7200 and want to upgrade it with CCD camera. My scope is Newtonian Sky-Watcher 150/750 with Baader MPCC. These are totally different chips... Parsec 8300C has Kodak KAF-8300C and QHY8L has Sony Super HAD ICX413AQ. Kodak has smaller pixels but I've heard that it is more noisy and less sensitive. I don't know if it's true... QHY is cheaper but some says that build quality and cooling efficiency is poor.
  18. :-) Thanks! Yes, it's DSLR - Nikon D7200 unmodded Tomek
  19. Thank you! :-) My setting was: ISO500 and exposure time 1/1250. There was no barlow. Neil, You right, for fast objects dobs are better. I'm also taking pictures of planes on cruising altitude and dobs is only one that can do this :-) Tomek
  20. Hi! Last image before upgrading my focusing systems on Newton 150/750 and 200/1200 :-) NGC6992 The Eastern Veil - I took only 9 light frames because of equipment problems but I thing that result is quite good. NGC6992 9x300sec ISO800 5x dark 15x bias Tomek
  21. Hi, Yesterday I took a photo of ISS over my home. That was my first attempt with Newton 200/1200 on Dobsonian mount and D7200 :-) Tomek
  22. Thank you Adrian! Colour balance is very difficult for me with DSLR... All images was processed in PS CS2015. I'm using GradientXTerminator plugin and Camera Raw Filter to reduce orange and colour balancing. Tomek
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