TOA-130F typical imaging setup.
Takahashi TOA-130NFB APO Air-spaced Triplet Refractor (130mm, F/7.7, 1000mm) (Arrived 28 Feb 11)
Takahashi FS-60C APO Fluorite Doublet Refractor (60mm, F/5.9, 355mm) (Arrived 1 Mar 11)
Takahashi EM200 Temma II German Equatorial Mount (< +/- 5" PE) (Arrived 21 Mar 07)
QSI 540wsg CCD camera (2048x2048, 7.4x7.4µm) (Arrived 22 May 12)
QSI 540wsg 4.2mp Cooled CCD Camera w/Integrated Guider Port. Camera Mounting Options: T-mount adapter and 2" nosepiece. Guider Mounting Options: CS/C-mount. 5-position Filter Wheel for Threaded 1.25" Filters
Model 540 CCD Image Sensor Specifications:
CCD Manufacturer & Model Kodak KAI-04022 CCD Architecture Interline Transfer Microlens Yes Anti-blooming Yes - 300x suppression Imager Size: (WxH) 15.15mm x 15.15mm Pixel Array (WxH): 2112x2072 total pixels, 2048x2048 active (visible) Pixel Size: 7.4µm x 7.4µm Pixel Full Well Depth 40,000 electrons Absolute Quantum Efficiency Peak: 55% at 500nm Pixel Dark Current <0.1 electron per second at 0°C Intrinsic Read Noise <8 electrons RMS Dynamic Range 74db Charge Transfer Efficiency >0.99999
Model 540 Camera Specifications:
Thermoelectric CCD Cooling
Temperature regulation +/- 0.1°C, @ 0°C to -40°C CCD temperature In free air,
Fans @ Full Speed
Typically 38°C below ambient air with 85% cooling power Cooling Fan Control Intelligent, user configurable Camera Gain User Selectable 0.8 e-/ADU, 1.9 e-/ADU Digital Resolution 16 bits Total System Read Noise Typically <8 electrons RMS (CCD specification limited) Pixel Dark Current <0.1 electron per second at 0°C Weight (wsg model) 1300g
1.25" Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2 Filters
1.25" Astrodon Ha filter 3nm FWHM
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guide camera (ICX429AL Sony Exview, 752x580 pixels, 8.2 x 8.4µm) (Arrived 23 Apr 12)
- Tak TOA130FF (TOA-67FL) Flattener (TOA-130F @ f/7.7):
- Tak TOA130R Reducer (TOA-130F @ f/5.8 ... old/earlier camera setup):
- Tak TFL0060 Flattener (FS-60C @ f/6.2).
- Tak TRD0060 (RD-C 0.72x) Reducer (FS-60C @ f/4.2).
Previous equipment (most recent first):
Starlight Xpress SXV-H9C CCD camera (1392x1040, 6.45micron pixels) w/SXV guidecam (19 Apr 06 - 28 Jun 12 : SOLD to upgrade to QSI 540wsg)
William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD Doublet APO (66mm, F/5.9) (19 May 06 - 5 Jul 11 : SOLD to upgrade to Tak FS-60C)
Celestron 8" CF w/XLT (203mm, F/10) (27 Apr 07 - 11 Feb 11 : SOLD to upgrade to Tak TOA-130NFB)
Earlier tandem imaging setup (C8 and WO66), January 2009.
Canon PowerShot S1 IS, 10x optical zoom (Jun 05 : upgrade from Canon A40 ... died Aug 08 and replaced with S5 IS)
Meade LX200GPS 10" SMT w/UHTC SCT (254mm, F/10) (8 Nov 05 - 28 Feb 07 : SOLD to upgrade to EM200 and C8)
Orion SkyQuest XT10 Dobsonian (254mm) (May 03 - Sep 05 : SOLD to upgrade to Meade LX200GPS 10")
Minolta X-370 35mm SLR with 300mm zoom attached (Feb 85 - ?: RETIRED, but still have it)