February 2011: improved guiding with the new CCD

After much effort, ¬†results seem to pay off. It’s been a lot of testing to realize that balancing the scope is one of the keys to guide smooth and consistently.¬†

This image of IC410, surrounded with a rich star field in Auriga, consists of 70 minutes of total exposure, with 10-minute subs, through H-alpha, R, G, and B filters. During the whole 70-minute period, the guiding was wonderful, when compared with my previous ones. Now, my goal is to be able to consistently achieve this guiding quality. The improvement allows for a image which is 1663 x 1252 pixels (even so, it’s only half the capability of the QSI583!).¬†

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