Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:34 AM
Paul, Sam, Pete, thanks for the compliments! I really appreciate them.
Venus has always been challenge for me since the best views from my observatory are in the west and I have to fight heat buildup from my concrete. I locked onto Venus around 4:30pm and as it dropped in altitude, the seeing improved until I took this shot after 5pm. I am thinking of rigging up an old air conditioner from the garage to pre-cool my dome to ambient.
For focusing on Uranus, I tried to use Metaguide, but the software would not lock onto the disk so I focused by eye. This is probably not the best method for precision. With the sun coming up, I only had time for 1 avi run. At least it still very early in the Uranus imaging season...