Jim

  • Telescope

    ASA 12" F/3.6 Carbon Fibre Astrograph with OAG
  • Focuser

    ASA Electric
  • Camera

    FLI PL-16803
  • Filter Wheel

    FLI CFW-5-7
  • Filters

    Astronomik 50mm Square LRGB HA OIII SII
  • Guide camera

    Starlight Xpress Lodestar
  • Mount

    Paramount ME
  • System FOV

    117.2 x 117.2 arcmin
  • System Resolution

    1.72 Arc sec / pixel

System FOV

The Orion Nebula - M42
Field of view images generated using Stellarium
The Pleiades Cluster - M45
The Veil Nebula - NGC6960

Main Components

Some more in depth detail about the main components of Jim

  • Telescope

    ASA 12" F/3.6 Carbon Fibre Astrograph with OAG
    ASA's 12" F/3.6 Astrograph Newtonian is an excellent Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) to build a custom imaging system around. This astrograph OTA has an aperture of 12", a focal length of 1140mm, a natural focal ratio of f/3.8 (3.6 W/ Included Wynne Corrector)
  • Focuser

    ASA Electric Focuser
    ASA Astrosysteme has just completed tests and has released its electric focuser for heavy payloads and image trains over 6kg payload (tested up to 20kg). The OK3 comes with an internal gear rack which greatly improves stability and repeatability of focus positions (crucial for remote operations).
  • Camera

    FLI Proline PL-16803 CCD Camera

    The ProLine Imaging System sets a new standard in CCD camera performance and flexibility. As FLI's flagship imaging system, the Proline cameras feature user selectable download speeds, choice of cooling base configurations, and a separate hermetically-sealed chamber for the CCD and electronics. Every major component of the ProLine is CNC machined to ensure a long life in the most demanding conditions. The ProLine base / heat sink, shutter housing and front flange are each machined from a single piece of high-grade aluminium. (Being part of the base assembly, even the ProLine fan cover is CNC machined!) The electrical printed circuit boards use only the highest quality components and are protected from harsh environment without the need for conformal coatings.

    Breaking new ground in download speeds, the ProLine provides the user with extremely fast user-selectable download speeds. You can download images at 12 mega-pixels per second for focusing. This means that an unbinned image can be downloaded to your PC in as little as 1 second! For imaging, the download time can be slowed to reduce the noise in the final image. The ProLine achieves a sustainable 65°C cooling performance. This means you can operate your camera at -30°C with ambient temperatures of up to 35°C (84°F) for lowest dark current and its attendant noise. No additional cooling or cooling sequence staging is necessary but a liquid cooling option is available to achieve a wider range.

  • Filter Wheel

    FLI CFW-5-7
    • The FLI CFW-5-7 is a seven position filter wheel that holds 50mm filters.
    • Low profile design adds only .540" distance to the light path with FLI cameras.
    • Features a highly accurate no-slip chain driven system, precision ground pivot pin and matching precision ground bushing.
    • No internal lights in the FLI CFW-5-7 are used for homing to ensure that your images are not compromised.
  • Filters

    Astronomik 50mm Square LRGB HA OIII SII

    Astronomik has added a new range of RGB filters to its line of World class products. The new Deep-Sky RGB filters are designed for maximum deep sky imaging performance with CCD cameras.

    • maximum transmission of up to 95%
    • Ultra-Sharp, pinpoint star images
    • High contrast
    • Easy to process data for vivid colours in the final image
    • Optimized spectral windows for max photon counts on the sensor
    • Made on finest, opticaly polished glass
    • Extremly durable, scratch resistant coating
    • MFR Coating technique for a wide range of focal ratios
  • Guide Camera

    Starlight Xpress Lodestar

    The gold standard in guide cameras!

    A sensitive USB2.0 guide camera in a miniature package. Exview CCD with 752 x 580 pixels, USB powered, Opto-Isolated control outputs.

  • Mount

    Software Bisque Paramount ME
    Night after night, discovery after discovery and year after year, the Paramount ME is the backbone of your observing program.  Its German equatorial design employs research-grade gears that provide unsurpassed tracking performance and can shoulder 68 kg (150 lb) of imaging payload.  The Paramount ME is designed for uninterrupted, carefree, local or remote operation.

Who is Jim Lovell?

James Arthur "Jim" Lovell Jr. (born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. He is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, the first of only three people to fly to the Moon twice, and the only one to have flown there twice without making a landing. Lovell was also the first person to fly in space four times.
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