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Monday, June 1, 2009

Wrapping up...

This dark period is almost over, and the night is wonderfully clear. Here are a couple photos of the new gear in action! Alignment was spot on tonight, tracking extremely well. I have to admit, using the calculated transit for Polaris really makes unguided work painless. Was really waiting for the Moon to go down so I could get one last shot in, M22. So, while we were waiting I went ahead and took 180 frames of M57, the Ring Nebula. Should be interesting to see if the baffling makes any difference in the moonlight.

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