On JB's wise suggestion, I'm starting a new thread so we can follow along with anyone who wants to share tips, interim images, and troubles with the August '21 challenge target.
As OP of the July thread on Fireworks Galaxy, I noticed I had access to a Topic Moderation option (Oooh -- power, prestige, I can do anything! Bwahahahaha!). Alas, it's only a global delete button.
If a friendly real moderator has spare time, could we impose on one to strip the new Cocoon-related posts from last month's target thread and integrate them here? Layer blend, add, lighten, all would be good.
I haven't yet checked on the 2.5 hours I picked up last night - still have to take flats this morning while knocking back some java. Boy I'm pretty tired though, guess I wasn't quite ready for a long night acquisition session. Also noticed that for my rig anyway, the Cocoon will be a tripod banger with the ol' Nikon around meridian. I'll check the times on my subs later on and see if the point I stopped was before, at, or just after transit. I know the transit times will creep earlier day by day, but I don't think this one will be a flipper for me - I'll probably just call it a night after each pre-meridian session is done.
edit: typo. coffee not yet in effect.
Edited by Mike in Rancho, 05 August 2021 - 12:35 PM.