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#1 sfugardi

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:06 AM

After moving from CT to MA, I finally completed my new observatory with my refurbished dome. I've got a better southern view, but lost some altitude moving north. I don't remember trying to image anything this low in the sky. I suspect I polar aligned to an incorrect star since I was constantly tweaking the controller to keep the targets in the ROI. Light pollution here is bad not to mention a street light nearby! But it was nice to finally use my scope again, although I should have at least checked collimation after the move. 100fps each, 3min for Jupiter, 2x6K stacked, 5min for Saturn 3x6K. Hope you like them.

 

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Steve

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:53 AM

Good to see you back!  And well - yes, north would be a poor choice of direction to move for Jove and Saturn these days :(

 

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#3 sfugardi

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:02 AM

Grant, thanks! I must have aligned off the big dipper, last night by accident since the dec is reading 72 deg? I decided to go with an extra Telrad and it immediately fell off on the first flip, so I need to figure out how the screw these in place. I went with a full step out the back to avoid any scenario of falling off the deck. Hopefully, I can figure things out next time.

 

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Steve

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