Introducing the HORUS astrograph:
HORUS will soon be our second setup ready in operation: presently into the testing phase, in a few weeks it will produce stunning data from the southern hemisphere.
Our second setup is a Riccardi-Honders optical design with a diameter of 200 mm and a focal length 600mm which offers a fully corrected field for our KAF 16803 CCD sensor.
The mount is a GEM : Paramount MX+ with a max payload of 100 lbs.
Imaging train consists of :
-a 3 inches digital focuser ATLAS from FLI (ASCOM)
-a FLI Centerline 10 filters filter wheel (ASCOM)
-a full set of Baader filters LRGB HOS
-a FLI PL 16803 CCD
The Eagle 4 pro from PrimaLuce is running all the different accessories together, including a QHY autoguider and electrical dew heaters.
This astrograph has a fast focal ratio of 3.0 and is intended for wide-field imaging, it will be used in conjunction with our 750mm F2.8 to take data of faint extensions around the focus target.
The photographic field is 3.52 by 3.52 degrees:
Area: 12.39 square degrees.
Attached is the field of view and the full Moon at average size