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First Light ST10XME

Started by sam pitts, 09/09/2008 12:43PM
Posted 09/09/2008 12:43PM Opening Post
Finally got out to use my new ST10xme. Took a shot of NGC 253 with TEC 140 at prime. LRGB 90,30,30,30. I'm pleased with this cameras performance, although the cooler is not a efficient as my ST8xme was, but close.

http://samsastro.com/images/deepsky/NGC0253a.htm



Sam Pitts (Oregon)

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Posted 09/09/2008 12:49PM #1
Awesome FIRST Sam! 8)
Looking forward to your "more experienced" ST10XME shots!! wink

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 09/09/2008 05:48PM #2
Great first light!

Tom

Starsearch Observatory
Lat 42N 47' 00" Long 112W 10' 47"
Elev 1752m
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Posted 09/09/2008 08:35PM #3
Sam,
Looks real nice. Congrats on the new camera and first light image.

Jim Thommes

Mak-Newt 152 mm
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ST8300M
Artemis285 Camera
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Posted 09/11/2008 07:12PM #4
This one looks great. (Also looks like you must have done some imaging somewhere before.) My "first light" on the ST10XE was a one minute of M82 and I was thrilled that I could see anything at all.

Charlie


Fort Lewis Observatory: (37.238, -108.052) ~2360m (7744 ft.) elevation.
Darkness - typically 6.5+
Scope - Meade 16" LX200; f6.3 focal reducer
Focus - JMI Smart focus
Camera - SBIG ST-10XE; (~.5"/pixel)
Guiding - AO-8 and/or Meade 5"/DSI/PHD
http://www.fortlewis.edu/observatory
Posted 09/12/2008 05:46PM #5
Great first light. I am surprised on your cooler comment. I would have guessed it would be the same performance.

Kevin