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Observatory Parameters
Feb 23
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
First Quarter
11:33 01:00

Paul_Hutchinson Follow

Torquay, England, United Kingdom

Member since Sep 2015

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Equipment

Telescopes / lenses

  • Sky-Watcher Newtonian 200/1000 mm Explorer 200p
  • Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Cassegrain 127/1500 mm Skymax 127
  • Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) 355/3910 mm C1400 EdgeHD
  • Sky-Watcher Refractor 50/163 mm Skywatcher Finderscope
  • Refractor 80/600 mm
  • Canon Refractor 18-55mm EF-S 18-55 Zoom

Cameras

  • Canon EOS 1100D (CMOS) - modified
  • Nikon D60 (CCD)
  • QHYCCD QHY5II (CMOS)
  • Atik Titan (CCD)
  • SBIG STT-8300 (CCD)

Mounts

  • Equatorial Sky-Watcher HEQ5
  • Alt-azimuth tripod Sky-Watcher AltAz Goto
  • Equatorial Sky-Watcher EQ8
  • Camera tripod

Software

  • APT (Astro Photography Tool) 3.00
  • DSS (DeepSkyStacker)
  • Nebulosity (Stark Labs) 4
  • Siril
  • RegiStax 6
  • AutoStakkert!
  • PIPP (Planetary Imaging PreProcessor)
  • Photoshop
  • Google+ PhotoEditor
  • GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
  • Darktable 2.0.5

Filters

  • Baader Planetarium H-alpha (Narrowband Hydrogen Alpha) 1.25" 7nm
  • Baader Planetarium Blue 1.25"
  • Baader Planetarium Green 1.25"
  • Baader Planetarium Red 1.25"
  • Baader Planetarium IR cut-off (Infrared block) 1.25"
  • Astronomik Light pollution CLS clip filter

Accessories

  • Barlow Sky-Watcher 2x 1.25"
  • Focal reducer TS Optics 0.5
  • Focal reducer 0.7x

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