Belt of Orion First light Report
Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:35 PM
I took the scope out early in the day to setup in the observatory:
Just enough room for me.
Now this is the amazing view the Belt Of Orion observatory got its name from:
And this is a shot while tracking the Horsehead:
This is the first light image, a stack of 6 300 second exposure at ISO 1600 of the Flame (Hannukah Candle) and horsehead:
I know the image isn't much I have to get more subs. This image is also calibrated with darks, dark flats, bias and flats.
I have to tell you its a tight fit with the scope and myself in there, the tripod doesn't get in the way, the scope does! I was able to align just fine and polar alignment was the easiest yet! I do see that a PZT (Pod Zenith Table) will be on a birthday list or make my own. I can only get to 70 deg alt!
My Skyshed pod is still leaking! I replaced the seals where the main dome meets the secondary dome and its still leaking, mind you 2 days of pounding rains and 70kph winds don't help. I also noticed condensation/Dew all over the scope and mount, even with a tarp over it! But I have now come to the conclusion I need this: http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_tg12.htm
Anywho, enjoy the images!
Jeff (RASC Halifax)
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