Back to Pic du Midi ten days ago after my March mission, this time with Christophe Pellier and Jean-Philippe Cazard.
Several targets: telescope handling, watching potential spots on Uranus and Neptune, and if possible some Mars and Saturn which are rather low. I'll post each session in a separate message.
We started with Neptune on first night, and fulfilled already one goal with 2 bright spots here (the North one has probably been imaged by amateurs previously).
And an derotated animation of all acquisitions :
Like last times, during short pauses in our long nights dedicated to acquisition, and thanks to Christophe and Jean-Philippe making turns in the lab, instead of looking at objects in smaller scopes, I did what I prefer: comfortably lying under the starry skies, I lost myself in the smoke and meanders of our Galaxy, which each time gives me a strong deep and intense emotion in front of such beauty
Vive le Pic!
Edited by Marc Delcroix, 18 August 2016 - 09:44 AM.