Heavens Mirror Observatory SRO © Snyder, Bill Camera Apogee U16 Mount Paramount ME Filters Astrodon LRGB Exposures RGB 1.5Hrs each L 7.5Hrs LRGB 15min subs Total time 12hrs Location Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. Location: Cabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. The data were acquired with two Plane Wave telescopes separated 57km from each other.Heavens Mirror Observatory SRO © Snyder, Bill Camera Apogee U16 Mount Paramount ME Filters Astrodon LRGB Exposures RGB 2Hrs each L 8Hrs LRGB 15min subs Total time 14hrs Location Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. The luminance data were acquired with the Plane Wave CDK17 and the RGB data with his Plane Wave CDK12.5. We made 104 frames each exposed for 30 minutes unbinnned.This system will be outfitted with the FLI PL09000 CCD and a compliment of 12 Astrodon imaging filters with LRGB, 3nm Ha, SII and OIII, and photometric UVBRI.
Open truss tube design with carbon fiber frame minimizes thermal expansion which causes focus shift with changes in temperature.
Carbon fiber truss design also promotes quick thermal cooling and provides a rigid, lightweight structure.
Heavens Mirror Observatory SRO © van den Berg, Mike; Ippel, Mathijn An image of M33 made in september and october 2011 under very good seeing conditions. Plane Wave CDK12,5 (RGB): 6×30 min.; 6×30 min.; 6×30 min. SBIG STL-11000M CCD & AO-L © Trottier, Howard Instrument: Plane Wave CDK17. 77 luminance frames and 27 frames for the RGB data. We have used the same imaging platform behind the Plane Waves, a SBIG STL-11000M & AO-L system.
Imageprocessing has been done with CCDStack v2 and Photoshop CS5. Integrated exposure: L (300 minutes unbinned), RGB (100 minutes each, 2×2 binning). Integrated exposure: L: 60 minutes unbinned, R, G, B and Halpha: 30 minutes each, 2×2 binning.
Website © Pugh, Martin Mount: Paramount ME by Software Bisque Instrument: Apogee U16M, Astrodon Filters Exposure: LRGB (6:2:2:2 hrs) Capture Software: CCDSOFT V5, CCDAutopilot Processing: Maxim DLCCD, Photoshop CS, CCDStack, Pix Insight © Pugh, Martin Mount: Paramount ME Instrument: Apogee U16M, Astrodon Filters (Ha-5nm; OIII-3nm) Exposure: Ha: 5hrs, OIII: 6hrs with synthetic luminance. © Don Goldman2 hours of Luminance (No Narrowband) Processing in Photoshop.
Capture Software: CCDSOFT V5, CCDAutopilot Processing: Maxim DLCCD, Photoshop CS, CCDStack, Pix Insight © Pugh, Martin Mount: Paramount ME by Software Bisque Instrument: Apogee U16M, Astrodon Filters Exposure: Ha(Syn L)LRGB (4.5:4.5:3.5:3.5:3.5 hrs)(19.5 hours total) Capture Software: CCDSOFT V5, CCDAutopilot Processing: Maxim DLCCD, Photoshop CS, CCDStack, Pix Insight © Jimenez, Manuel Mount: Paramount ME Camera: FLI PL 16803 Without Cover Slip Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm, OIII 3nm, FLI LRGB Date: August-October 2011 FWHM: 2″ Processing: Pixinsight Ha OIII L : Ha R : OIII G : OIII B Total Exposure: 51 hours Ha: 60×1800 seconds (30 hours) OIII: 15×1800 seconds (15 hours) L: 20×600 seconds (3 hours) R bin 2×2: 12×300 seconds (1 hour) G bin 2×2: 12×300 seconds (1 hour) B bin 2×2: 12×300 seconds (1 hour) van den Berg, Mike SBIG STL-11000M CCD-camera. Taken in mag 4.5 Sacramento skies on a portable rig that was leveled with JMI wheeley bars on thin cement near my pool.Planewave uses digital 3D printing technology to produce lightweight baffle tubes.3D printers add successive layers of material to construct a baffle system with precision positioned internal stray light baffles to minimize vignetting and maximize image contrast.Image processing was done entirely with Pix Insight and CCDInspector.The field of view is about 27′ on a side, and the unbinned pixel size is about 0.78″.Three cooling fans ejecting air from the back of the telescope and four fans blowing across the boundary layer of the mirror surface.