Friday, February 18, 2011

brief observing (Blue Mountains)

We (Trevor, Tony, and I) tried to do a bit of observing before the bright Moon rose. I still had the StellaCam3 connected to the telescope.

It was cold and a little cloudy.


This view is showing a lot of sky: approx. 1°9' x 0°56'. I must have moved the StellaCam over to the Tele Vue 101 'scope and reinstalled the focal reducer. The view is rotated (as I wasn't using the mirror). N is down and right; E is up and right. NGC 1977 is at the bottom-right of the image; NGC 1980 is near the top-left. You can see θ2 (theta-2) Orionis just about the bright centre of the nebula,

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