Friday, July 05, 2019

quickly targeted (Richmond Hill)

Amazing conditions developed over dinner... Clouds disappeared from the sky.
Instruments: DDO 74-inch in Cassegrain mode
Mount: equatorial with tracking
Method: push-to
With the MallinCam system more or less working, we tried targeting some objects with the 74-inch telescope. Quick and easy.

Jupiter. Wow! Just wow. I've never seen such a colourful view. Io, a bright white dot, was easily spotted in front of the gas giant.

M92 (Messier 92). Awesome. Finally a globular that looks like a globular.

M57 (Messier 57). Big! Huge! The Ring Nebula took up about one-half to one-third of the field of view.

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