19323Re: First Light with New FLT 110 Lite
- Feb 1, 2009Tom,
Thanks for sharing those photo's. I love that scope, it's good to
see such good performance from it. You have a very nice gallery!
--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Arrington"
> Last night I was able to achieve first light with my new telescope,
> William Optics FLT 110. Mine is the new "Lite" version with thenew
> 2.5" focuser, everything else is the same with the standard FLTI've
> 110's. Visual tests were encouraging, no false color and the star
> rings looked good in and out of focus. Physically, this is a much
> bigger scope than my W/O 80mm doublet! 30mm adds a lot of size and
> bulk. It sure looks cool on the mount.
> I was able to capture 3 new photos. 2 of the 3 are shown here.
> more work to do on the third.You
> First is a shot of the Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster. 16
> exposures of 6 minutes each. Combined and dark subtracted in Deep
> Sky Stacker. Post processed in PixInsight LE and PhotoShop CS3.
> can see the photo here.mainly
> The second photo is of M44, the Bee Hive cluster. I shot this
> as a test of how flat the field is on my Canon camera. This on issomeday.
> only 30 minutes of total exposure, 5 x 6 minutes. This is a full
> size image without cropping. You can see some elongation of the
> stars in the corners. I will need to get a field flattener
> I don't often photograph open clusters. I do like this shot, so
> maybe more of these in the future. You can see the photo here:
> As always, comments are welcome. Thanks for looking.
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