Monday night out with my new mount had it's ups and downs. How dare I expect everything to just work. Polar aligning with iPolar was a breeze. I had set the proper longitude and latitude for the new location, and actually set them in the correct spots! I noticed right away that the time was off a few minutes. That seems a little weird, because there is a battery in the hand controller that's supposed to keep that stuff going. I went to do a simple one star alignment, as I had last done... continue readingSeptember 6, 2021
I finally have the new image gallery ready enough to be released. The pages will have more details as I find some time to add them. For now though, it's functional. It's possible this created some broken links. Rest assured that I will fix them if I find them!
As I was preparing to work on the website yesterday evening, I had a craving for coffee. After all, it was a cloudy (Those darned clouds!) day with sporadic rain and... continue readingSeptember 6, 2021
It's been two months since the last update here. In that two months, I've only been outside two whole nights to image anything! This is mostly due to my work schedule, and partly due to clouds. Yes, those darned clouds! I managed to get lucky with a clear night off work for Saturn's opposition. I did not get lucky imaging Saturn, despite using the lucky imaging technique. I'm not sure... continue readingAugust 16, 2021
While some time has gone by without an update, I have been collecting content. Mostly though, I've been working 7 days a week. I did manage a couple nights off in the last month or so. There are some images and a space blog update to come. I've also been reworking the image gallery. The layout is complete in that area... continue readingJuly 6, 2021
The trip to Cherry Springs State Park was canceled due to cloudy skies in the forecast. In the meantime, Saturday and Sunday night were somewhat clear out so I got to play with my new astronomy gear at home. The additions to the family are the SkyGuider Pro mount and (don't laugh) the AstroMaster 80AZS telescope with it's alt-azimuth mount and tripod. I was looking around... continue reading