The Hamburger Galaxy

The Hamburger Galaxy
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It’s first “official” light on my new QHY268C camera. Ordered in September, it finally appeared in mid March and I’ve been spending the last few clear nights tweaking and playing with the settings.

There’s some major differences between this and my ZWO ASI294MC Pro… including heightened sensitivity and reduced noise. The DSO settings alone took a few attempts to start getting proper pictures… like this one of the Hamburger Galaxy!

All in all… very happy with my new acquisition (both camera & photo!). Does anyone else have any experiences to share with this new awesome camera?

Capture details

  • Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25 
  • Imaging cameras: QHY268C
  • Mounts: Celestron CGX 
  • Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope
  • Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider 
  • Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer
  • Software: NINA – Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy
  • Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor 

  • Dates:April 8, 2021
  • Frames: 20×180″ 
  • Integration: 1h
  • Avg. Moon age: 26.19 days
  • Avg. Moon phase: 12.14%

Basic astrometry details

  • Astrometry.net job: 4392769
  • RA center: 11h 20′ 18″
  • DEC center: +13° 34′ 55″
  • Pixel scale: 1.216 arcsec/pixel
  • Orientation: 121.792 degrees
  • Field radius: 0.412 degrees

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