Taurus Molecular Cloud II

Sometime happen also to me to do some shot… first light for my new CCD.
Happy new year to all and clear skies …

Taurus Molecular Cloud-II :

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F/5 530mm. - APO Refractor
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 Mark II
Filters: Astrodon E Series Gen II LRGB 50mm squared
Guiding Systems: SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: December 2019
Location: Pragelato - Turin - Italy
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 575:63:63:63 = > (115x5):(21x3):(21x3):(21x3) Color Bin2 [num x minutes]
Cooling Details: -25 °C
Acquisition: Voyager Astrophotography Automation
Processing: CCDStack2+, PixInsight, PS CC
Mean FWHM: 1.10 / 2.34
SQM-L: 20.67 / 21.11

Take a look at full size :
http://www.starkeeper.it/TaurusCloudII.htm

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Amazing shot, Leo! I love the dust.

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Thank you, camera is incredible … just lucky !

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It was more than luck. :wink: Your image looks incredibly clean. Nice processing, too.

I have been interested in the Moravian cameras but there seem to be no distributors here in the USA.

Kind regards,

Glenn

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Hey Glen,

OPT is a US distributor of Moravian cameras.

Thanks, Bill, I didn’t realize that. On the Moravian web site, only Deep Space Products is listed as a US distributor, and when I contacted Ed, he said he no longer carried that brand.

Glenn

Spectacular, Leo this is a truly superb shot, I’m speechless.
Happy New Year :hugs: :wave:

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Wonderful image Leo, well done.

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Great shot. I really appreciate the high resolution giving more powerfull to this wonderfull work.
Congratulations.

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Fantastic shot Leo! Pragelato must be quite a dark site for that dust to start showing in 5 min frames :sunglasses:
Happy 2020!
Roberto

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Thanks to all

@Roberto_Botero Pragelato have a wonderful sky … sometime arrive to 21.10 SQM-L measure. Usually is from 20.30 to 20.68.

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Beautiful work, Leo!

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