First Light – Astro-Tech AT60EDP

The Orion Nebula on 2/20/24. 68x180 sec, QHY294C at -10C, Antlia Triband filter, Astro-Tech AT60EDP at F/5. Full Field.
The Orion Nebula on 2/20/24. 68×180 sec, QHY294C at -10C, Antlia Triband filter, Astro-Tech AT60EDP at F/5. Full Field.
The Orion Nebula on 2/20/24. 68x180 sec, QHY294C at -10C, Antlia Triband filter, Astro-Tech AT60EDP at F/5.
The Orion Nebula on 2/20/24. 68×180 sec, QHY294C at -10C, Antlia Triband filter, Astro-Tech AT60EDP at F/5.  Cropped.

Here’s the very first stacked image taken with my new Astro-Tech AT60EDP.  It’s a 60mm, F/5 Petzval telescope with 300mm focal length.   This  was 64×180 sec using the new scope.   Location was a Bortle 8-9 zone with a bright moon out, 48F,  clear and above average transparency.   The second version is the full field.

Comet 62P/Tsuchinschan in the Virgo Cluster. 68 x 180 sec, QHY294C at -10C, Astro-Tech AT60EDP at F/5, Antlia Triband RGB Ultra filter.
Comet 62P/Tsuchinschan in the Virgo Cluster. 68 x 180 sec, QHY294C at -10C, Astro-Tech AT60EDP at F/5, Antlia Triband RGB Ultra filter.

Comet 62P/Tsuchinschan near the galaxies NGC 4608, NGC 4596. Also included are M58, M59, M60 and other faint galaxy fuzzies in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster.

M4 Globular Cluster. 11 x 3 minutes with a QHY294C, Antlia Triband RGB Ultra filter from a Bortle 8-9 zone.
M4 Globular Cluster. 11 x 3 minutes with a QHY294C, Antlia Triband RGB Ultra filter from a Bortle 8-9 zone.

M4 Globular Cluster, Antares and friends in Scorpio. It was still the 1st light night for my new AT60EDP, but at 5:00 AM the next morning.  This is 11 x 3 minutes with a QHY294C, Antlia Triband RGB Ultra filter from a Bortle 8-9 zone.  Still noisy with only 33 minutes and there was some twilight, but I’m sure I’ll be able to add to it in time.

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