by Peter Jenkins FRAS
Some of the photographs on this site were taken using an Atik383L+ mono camera.
More recent images were taken using a QHY163M+ My current camera (as shown) is an Atik Horizon Mono CMOS camera which is operated at -25°C.
An ATIK EW2 filter wheel is attached and fitted with 36mm unmounted Astrodon LRGB and Narrowband filters (Ha, OIII and SII).
A Moonlite focuser is fitted to the scope and focusing is automated using a Lakeside Stepper motor.
All 12v and USB connections are through a Pegasus Astro Ultimate Power Supply.
All equipment is controlled remotely using a Windows 10 computer. My mount, a Skywatcher EQ8, imaging Camera, guide camera, filter wheel, rotator and focuser are all remotely controlled.
Image capture is using Sequence Generator Pro and Processing is achieved using PixInsight 1.85, Adobe Photoshop CC, Astronomy Tools for Photoshop and RC Astro GradientXTerminator.