In an effort to extend my astronomy hobby to my light polluted weeknight home in Boston, a while ago I brought my C8 down from New Hampshire and got me a Lodestar. Up to now I've been setting the scope up on it's CGEM mount and tripod on this teeny balcony on the north side of my house. Today I finally got it set up on the "pier" I designed to clamp to the balcony corner post. This gives me more room out there with the scope, gets the scope higher up so I can look further south over the edge of the roof, and hopefully reduces the bounciness of the setup on the tripod. Looking forward to firing it up tonight.
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