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Francesco Battistella

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

Francesco Battistella

Francesco Battistella: “I am an Italian astrophotographer based in Venice, Italy. I started my journey of astrophotography in 2016 and, about one year later, I was advised to buy a QHY9M. I have been using it since I started and, in 2018, I added a QHY168C CMOS Camera, which helped me to bring at home a lot of satisfaction and excellent results, as well as the QHY9M.
At first, I was an itinerant astrophotographer because I was looking for better skies, since where I live there is a lot of humidity, and moreover, the Sky Bortle is 5; in the last year, I have started to build my own observatory (AstroAtlas Observatory) situated, where I live, in Noventa di Piave, Venice, Italy.
I am very passionate about Reflection Nebulae, however, I really do love photographing every object in the sky!
I am an Italian astrophotographer based in Venice, Italy. I started my journey of astrophotography in 2016 and, about one year later, I was advised to buy a QHY9M. I have been using it since I started and, in 2018, I added a QHY168C CMOS Camera, which helped me to bring at home a lot of satisfaction and excellent results, as well as the QHY9M.
At first, I was an itinerant astrophotographer because I was looking for better skies, since where I live there is a lot of humidity, and moreover, the Sky Bortle is 5; in the last year, I have started to build my own observatory (AstroAtlas Observatory) situated, where I live, in Noventa di Piave, Venice, Italy.
I am very passionate about Reflection Nebulae, however, I really do love photographing every object in the sky!”

【NGC2237 the Rosetta Nebula】

Camera: QHY168C — GAIN:10 ; OFFSET:50 — -20°C

Filter: Optolong 2` L-eNhance

Frames: RGGB: 48 x 600s for each panel (In total 2 panels)

Telescope: AIRY APO 130T PrimaLuceLab

Mount: Paramount MyT – Software Bisque

Total Integration: 16 Hours

Software: SGP – PHD2 – PixInsight – CS6

Location: Noventa di Piave (Venice) 4 meter above sea level – ITALY

Environment Temperature: About 5°C

Relative Humidity: 88%

Date: 04.12.19 – 23.12.19【NGC7635 – the Bubble Nebula】

Camera: QHYCCD QHY9

Filter: Optolong H-a 7nm, OIII 6.5nm

Frames: H-a: 40x900s — OIII: 40x900s — SII: 18x900s

Telescope: AIRY APO 130T PrimaLuceLab

Mount: Paramount MyT – Software Bisque

Total Integration: 24.5 Hours

Software: SGP – TheSkyX – PHD2 – DSS – PixInsight – CS6

Environment Temperature: About 25°C

Relative Humidity: 82%

Date: 05.08.20 – 07.08.20 – 08.08.20 – 09.08.20 – 15.08.20 – 20.08.20 – 21.08.20 – 22.08.20【M45 – Pleiades】

Camera : QHY168C — GAIN:10 ; OFFSET:32 — -20°C

Filter: Optolong L-Pro

Frames: RGGB 131 x 240s

Telescope: AIRY APO 130T f/6.6

Mount: NEQ6-Pro

Total Integration: 8,73 Hours

Software: SGP – PHD2 – PixInsight – CS6

Environment Temperature: About -3°C ( 26,6 F ) °5°C ( 41 F )

Relative Humidity: 90%

Date: 18.11.17 – 19.11.17 – 17.01.18 – 18.01.18【M81】

Camera: QHY168C — Gain:10 ;Offset:50 – -20°C with Dark and Flat Frames

Filter: Optolong 2` L-ProFrames RGGB: L-Pro: 180 x 240s

Telescope: AIRY APO 130TPrimaLuceLab

Mount: Paramount MyT – Software Bisque

Total Integration: 12 Hours

Environment Temperature: 12°C

Relative Humidity: 62%

Date: 02.04.20 – 03.04.20 – 04.04.20【M33】

Camera : QHY168C — GAIN:10 ; OFFSET:32 — -20°C

Filter: Optolong 2` L-Pro

Frames: RGGB: 105 x 240s H-a: 30 x 240s

Telescope: AIRY APO 130TMount: NEQ6-Pro

Total Integration: 9 Hours

Environment Temperature: About -1°C

Relative Humidity: 88%

Date: 12.12.18 – 14.12.18 – 15.12.18【NGC6888 – the Crescent Nebula】

Camera: QHYCCD QHY9

Filter: Optolong H-a 7nm, OIII 6.5nm, SII 6.5nm

Telescope: AIRY APO 130TMount: Paramount MyT Total Integration: 28 Hours

Software: SGP – TheSkyX – PHD2 – DSS -PixInsight – CS6

Location: Noventa di Piave (Venice) 4 meter above sea level – ITALY

Environment Temperature: About 19°C

Relative Humidity: 89%

Date: 24.03.20 – 06.04.20 – 09.04.20 – 10.04.20 – 20.05.20 – 26.05.20 – 27.05.20 – 11.06.20 – 12.06.20