I Managed to get a couple of hours last night in comfort I might add as I
managed to get a very comfortable hydraulic bar stool with back and footrest from Kinross Market on Sunday. Black and Chrome £20 but I haggled and got it for £15 (no more tired legs and works a treat).
Anyway I digress I spent most of the night tying to get my bearings with all the zillions of stars the 12" now shows. The inverted image takes a lot of getting used to. Managed to get Ring Neb and the improvement was spectacular. Elongated shape and center easy to distinguish and had the moon not been up I might have been able to see central star (I wish).
Can't wait to get this scope to a dark site with no moon.
Ephemera like comets, eclipses, meteor showers etc.
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Meade 8inch SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.
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