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A Series CCD Cameras USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

QHY168C/247C/128C/367Cpro USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

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Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD2) is a website and social media presence. It was built, coordinated, and edited by Jason Matter and Charles Lillo. The goal of the site is to collect and archive the best Amateur Astronomy images on the internet and award a new AAPOD2 winner daily.

 

【SH2-124 】

Astrophotographer: Kevin Morefield

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Imaging cameras: QHY600M

Mounts: Planewave L-350

Filters: Astrodon SII 3 nm · Astrodon OIII 3 nm · Astrodon Ha 5 nm

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 5 nm: 36×1200″ (12h) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Astrodon OIII 3 nm: 29×1200″ (9h 40′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Astrodon SII 3 nm: 32×1200″ (10h 40′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2

Integration: 32h 20′

【M96 | With the More Distant 2MFGC 8391 Needle Galaxy】

Astrophotographer: Kevin Morefield

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Imaging cameras: QHY600M

Mounts: Planewave L-350

Filters: Astrodon Red · Astrodon Blue · Astrodon Green · Astrodon Luminance

Frames:

Astrodon Blue: 31×31″ (16′ 1″) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Green: 24×600″ (4h) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Luminance: 61×600″ (10h 10′) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Red: 27×600″ (4h 30′) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1

Integration: 18h 56′ 1″

【NGC 2841 | With The Outer Dust Rings】

Astrophotographer: Kevin Morefield

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Imaging cameras: QHY600M

Mounts: Planewave L-350

Filters: Astrodon Blue · Astrodon Green · Astrodon Luminance · Red

Frames:

Astrodon Blue: 57×600″ (9h 30′) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Green: 48×600″ (8h) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Luminance: 113×600″ (18h 50′) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Red: 33×600″ (5h 30′) (gain: 25.00) -10°C bin 1×1

Integration: 41h 50′【NGC 5566 | A Group of 3 Interacting Galaxies】

Astrophotographer: Kevin Morefield

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Imaging cameras: QHY600M

Mounts: Planewave L-350

Filters: Astrodon Blue · Astrodon Green · Astrodon Luminance · Red

Frames:

Astrodon Blue: 37×300″ (3h 5′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Green: 37×300″ (3h 5′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Luminance: 85×300″ (7h 5′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Red: 37×300″ (3h 5′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2

Integration: 16h 20′

【NGC 1514 | A Diamond in the Dust 】

Astrophotographer: Kevin Morefield

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Imaging cameras: QHY600M

Mounts: Planewave L-350

Filters: Astrodon Blue · Green · Red · Luminance

Frames:
Astrodon Blue: 27×300″ (2h 15′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Green: 29×300″ (2h 25′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Luminance: 71×300″ (5h 55′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Red: 27×300″ (2h 15′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 2×2

Integration: 12h 50′

【Jones-Emberson 1】

Photographer: Ron Brecher

Luminance and Narrowband: Sky-Watcher Esprit 150 f/7 refractor and QHY 16200-A camera with Optolong UV/IR, Ha and O3 filters

Chrominance: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED IV @ f/3.6 and QHY367C Pro one-shot colour camera with Optolong UV/IR filter

Narrowband:
Luminance:32 x 10m = 5hr20m
Ha:42 x 10m = 7hr00m
O3:38 x 10m = 6hr20m
Chrominance:159 x 5m = 13hr15m

Total: 31hr55m【M45, The Pleiades】

Astrophotographer: Ron Brecher

Paramount MX mount (unguided) with TheSkyX

 Optec DirectSync motor and controller

 Automation with CCDCommander

 PrimaLuce Labs Eagle 3 Pro computer

All pre-processing and processing in PixInsight

Takahashi FSQ-106 ED IV @ f/5

QHY367C Pro one-shot colour camera

 Optolong UV/IR filter

Total: 10hr15m【NGC 3718】

Astrophotographer: Ron Brecher

 Paramount MX mount with TheSkyX

 Optec DirectSync motor and controller

 PrimaLuce Labs Eagle 3 Pro computer

All pre-processing and processing in PixInsight

Luminance: Sky-Watcher Esprit 150 f/7 refractor

                       QHY 16200-A camera with Optolong UV/IR filter
Chrominance: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED IV @ f/3.6

                           QHY367C one-shot color camera with Optolong L-Pro filter

Total: 37hr 37m【M45 The Pleiades】

Astrophotographer: Jarret Trezzo
Telescope: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ
Camera: QHYCCD QHY247C
Mount: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
Guiding camera: QHYCCD 5L-II M + QHY OAG-S
Filter: Optolong UV/IR Cut
Exposure: 400 x 120″ (13.3 hours)
Location: St. Petersburg, FL, US (Bortle 7)