First Light with the QSI 6162

By Amy Barton on

Astrophotographer Andy Campbell won the mighty QSI-6162 in our 2019 astrophotography competition, and has now shared this amazing first light taken with the new camera.
He utilises the full frame beautifully by capturing NGC6193, NGC6188, NGC6165 & NGC6164.

Here’s how Andy achieves this result:

Dates: April 16, 2020

Chroma Blue: 10×120″
Chroma Green: 10×120″
Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha: 10×1200″
Chroma Red: 10×120″
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 6×1200″
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 7×1200″

Integration: 8.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.90%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Resolution: 3467×4431

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


First light image completed with the new AP rig.
I have almost slain the spacing Dragon too! Yee ha 🙂

Taken from my light polluted suburban backyard, under a full moon!


Andy is delighted with the performance of the camera as it’s producing clean finished images with amazing resolution at approx 30 x 38 cm @ 300dpi – 44mb.

You could be in with a chance of winning the QSI 6162 by entering the 2020 astrophotography competition here. Good Luck!