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Orion - Going Deep
« on: January 29, 2020, 09:03:05 pm »

I recently upgraded one of my imaging scopes to a RASA 11, an 11" Rowe Ackerman Schmidt Astrograph. This is an 11" f2.2 scope, which is 10 times faster than the scope it replaces.

Last night I shot between clouds and got 83 minutes on the Great Orion Nebula. I am extremely happy with how deep I got in such short a time. My other scope would have taken 14 hours to get the same image!

I can't wait for some clear skies to see what this setup can really do.

I used 20 second exposures for this image, which was much too long since the integrated image was extremely bright, which made it hard to tame down in post.  I think 10 second exposures would have been fine.

This was 250, 20 second exposures

RASA 11
ZWO ASI183MC Pro
EQ6-R Pro
ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Camera

Orion-RASA-11-83-Minutes-small by Colo CJ, on Flickr




And here is the scope inside my dome in the backyard.

New RASA 11 by Colo CJ, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 11:33:12 pm »

Truly spectacular.
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Re: Orion - Going Deep
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 02:21:15 am »

What does it mean “10x faster”?

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 03:29:21 am »

Fantastic.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 02:27:24 pm »


This was 250, 20 second exposures

Orion-RASA-11-83-Minutes-small by Colo CJ, on Flickr

Incredible.  Not only the image, but the workflow necessary.

Thank you so much for sharing these images.  I had no idea what was possible.




And here is the scope inside my dome in the backyard.

New RASA 11 by Colo CJ, on Flickr
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