Tuesday, July 31, 2012

First Run of the New Telescope!!!

   After a month of sitting on the tripod in the corner of my living room, I was finally able to take my new 8" Celestron out for its inaugural run with partially clear skies and a nearly full moon.  Holy moly!!!  I can't believe how good it is compared to what I've been using, and it hasn't even been collimated.  I spent about a half hour aligning the two mounted scopes and a laser spotting scope and then needed to grab the camera for a half dozen shots before heading to bed.  It completely blew me away.  These are single images taken at 1/250 of a second, not stacks...  I CAN, NOT, WAIT to really get in to using this.

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