M42 region, LRGB

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Telescopi O Obiettivi Di Acquisizione
William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO
Camere Di Acquisizione
ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool Pro
Skywatcher EQ35M
Astronomic 1,25″ Luminance · Astronomic 1,25″ Blue · Astronomic 1,25″ Green · Astronomic 1,25″ Red
ZWO 8x 1.25″ Filter Wheel (EFW)
ZWO ASIair Pro · Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight · Lightroom · Photoshop · Astroberry
Telescopi O Obiettivi Di Guida
QHYCCD QHY Mini Guide Scope
Camere Di Guida
ZWO ASI 120MM Mini

M42 region in LRGB palette.

Dettagli d’acquisizione

Date:09 Dicembre 2021 ·  11 Dicembre 2021 ·  12 Dicembre 2021 ·  13 Dicembre 2021Pose:Astronomic 1,25″ Blue: 15×60″ (15′) (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1×1
Astronomic 1,25″ Green: 15×60″ (15′) (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1×1
Astronomic 1,25″ Luminance: 15×60″ (15′) (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1×1
Astronomic 1,25″ Red: 10×60″ (10′) (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1Integrazione:55’Dark:33Flat:33Dark dei flat:33Giorno lunare medio:8.00 giorniFase lunare media:56.33%Scala del Cielo Scuro Bortle:6.00

Risoluzione: 4506×3003

Luoghi: Home (balcony), Livorno, Livorno, Italia

Origine dei dati: Giardino

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/snjdtk/

Astrometry: https://nova.astrometry.net/user_images/5847848#annotated

Wider field

M42 region, SHO palette

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Alnitak and Alnilam region SHO palette

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Asiair PRO remote controlling

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My astrophotography gear is actually set up as follow:

Mount: Skywatcher EQM35 Pro Synscan goto

Scope: William Optics Redcat 51 

Main camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool pro

Guidescope: QHY miniscope 30/130

Guide camera: ZWO ASI 120mm mini 

Filter Wheel: ZWO AFW 8×1,25″ (LRGBHSO by Astronomic, 8th place actually empty) 

Focuser: ZWO EF with ProAstroGear Blackcat adaptator (excellent!!!) 

WiFi: ZWO WiFi Extender for ASIAIR Pro


All astrophotography setup power is cabled to electric line by a TP-Link Tapo P100 mini Smart Wi-fi socket thus to start asiair pro and powering all astrophotography gear by remote control. between domestic line to TAPo Wi-Fi socket a Tecnoware UPS ERA PLUS 750 is placed to grant stability of electric line flux and proper protection against black-out. 

Asiair pro provides to supply main camera, EQM35 mount and wifi-extender. 

ASIAIR pro USB3 ports get ASI 1600 main camera and 128gb USB stick. Asiair pro USB2 ports get EFW and EQM35 plug. ASI 1600 Main camera usb hub provides to supply asi 120 mini guide and asi focuser. 

Wi-Fi lines

Home observatory Whireless line is provided by my domestic Huawei B311-211 Router 4g Wireless LTE with a standard (actually Iliad) sim. ZWO wifi extender is set-up to extend Huawei Whireless line.Asiair Pro is set up in station mode linking at Huawei wifi line. 

Remote controlling

A domestic smart-tv Windows 10 mini pc Bmax B2 (128gb/8gb) is adapted for remote operation and ASIAIR pro controlling by running :

— VLC server for remote control 

— Bluestack Android simulator with asiair pro app installed 
Other solution I’ve red and experimented, red and not experimented.  Some of them probably could better fit to remote controlling of ASIAIR pro “grounded” or not Astrophotography gear, especially Astroberry – from which I came , stellarmate or Primaluce system. Moreover I’m not happy at all to had switched from an open source grounded systems to windowz stuff, but I sincerely admit that imo this is the most stable, regular and trustable system I have had under my hands. 

Further development I wish to implement further development as for instance

  1. Remote controlled telescope dust-cover to be opened / closed on demand. Best if provided of Flattener panel, thus to create optimized dark/flat calibration files for best performance in post-production. 

thinking about WO REDCAT 51 FLAP PANEL (FP1) by Deepskydad.com: Cfr.  https://shop.deepskydad.com/product/wo-redcat-flap-panel-fp1/

  1. A better video surveillance and anti-thief system to be developed into my domestic security system
  1. Windowz mini pc formatting for at least an Ubuntu stable version

for 1. and 2. I probably made operative again my Raspberry pi 4b and find money and time to do. For 3.  just waiting for Easter holidays or a long weekend grinning face
Hoped I helped or going to help someone. Please forgive my bad English and feel free to share any suggestion, idea or opinion U may want. Wishing everybody clear skies. 

NGC2549 – 48 millions ly

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NGC2549 (in the middle) and NGC2521 (down right)

Lenticular galaxy, 48 million of lightyears. RGB integration, with R channel made by red and H alpha filter data integration.

Cropped close-up to NGC2549
Annotation of DSO with PGC – Principal Galaxies Catalogue and NGC specification.

NGC1499 California Nebula in HOO palette

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NGC1499 California nebula

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SHO palette from narrowband Ha, Sii Oiii drizzle data integration
Ha Astronomik 1,25″ narrowband filter 129 subframe integration: 16 Gain 200 offset 50, 300sec -20 Celsius, 113 180sec
Sii Astronomik 1,25″ narrowband filter 137 subframes integration, Gain 200, offset 50, 180sec -20 Celsius
Oiii Astronomik 1,25″ narrowband filter 159 subframes integration, Gain 200 Offset 50, 180sec -20 Celsius

NGC6910: a 300sec PHD2 guided Ha narrowband approach by AZ-GTi

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Telescopi o obiettivi di acquisizione: William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO
Camere di acquisizione: ZWO ASI183MC Pro
Montature: SkyWatcher AZ-GTI
Telescopi o obiettivi di guida: QHYCCD QHY Mini Guide Scope
Camere di guida: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-C
Software: Lightroom  ·  Stark Labs Phd2  ·  Photoshop  ·  Astroberry  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight  ·  KStars Ekos/INDI, Astroberry OS
Filtri: SVBONY H-Alpha 7nm
Accessorio: SVBONY Filter Wheel 2″

Date:22 Giugno 2021 ,  26 Giugno 2021 ,  01 Luglio 2021
Pose:SVBONY H-Alpha 7nm: 55×300″ (4h 35′) (gain: 180.00) -15C bin 1×1
Integrazione: 4h 35′
Dark: ~33
Flat: ~33
Dark dei flat: ~33
Giorno lunare medio: 16.88 giorni
Fase lunare media: 80.68%
Scala del Cielo Scuro Bortle: 6.00
Temperatura: 18.00

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/o5duea/

Astrometry: https://nova.astrometry.net/user_images/4845717#annotated

William Optics Redcat 51, ASI183MC-Pro with 2″ Ha narrowband filter by Svbony.
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-Gti in EQMOD, fw. downgrade to 3.20 from actual latest 3.26 to support PHD2 guiding in Astroberry server (Raspberry Pi4, 4gb).
After some attempts failed, according to some bugs reported for incompatibilities among astroberry>Kstars/PHD2 guiding, I downgrade my AZ-GTi to firmware 3.20, since then getting able to perform very quick calibration and autoguiding both in PHD2 and internal Kstars.
This is an integration of some Ha subframe taken at 300sec, Gain180, -15C with ASI183MC-Pro on WO Redcat 51 from home balcony, Bortle 6 urban sky.

B/W palette

Meteor in NGC6910 field

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Telescopi o obiettivi di acquisizione: Williams Optics Zenithstar 61 APO
Montature: Skywatcher EQ35M
Telescopi o obiettivi di guida: QHYCCD QHY Mini Guide Scope
Camere di guida: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-C
Riduttori di focale: William Optics Adjustable Flattener Flat61
Software: Adobe Lightroom · Stark Labs Phd2 · Photoshop · Astroberry · Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight · KStars Ekos/INDI, Astroberry OS
Date:03 Giugno 2021
Pose:SVBONY CLS Clip Filter for Canon EOS: 1×600″ (10′) ISO400
Integrazione: 10′
Dark: ~17
Flat: ~17
Dark dei flat: ~17
Bias: ~17
Giorno lunare medio: 23.27 giorni
Fase lunare media: 38.22%
Scala del Cielo Scuro Bortle: 6.00
Temperatura: 14.00

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/h649o3/

Astrometry: http://nova.astrometry.net/user_images/4737569#annotated

A shooting star into NGC6910 and NGC6914 field.
From a single subframe taken by Canon EOS550d with CLS clip filter on William Optics Zenithstar 61, ISO400 600sec, while recording focused on NGC6910 available on sky from my balcony in the first part of the night.
To process this singular frame I made 3 copies and calibrated with dark/flat/BIAS once using normal BIAS integration, then using SUPERBIAS integration and calibration, thus to get 6 files to process with their drizzle data.
Postprod by Phtoshop and Lightroom.

NGC7000 / Caldwell 20

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