Webcam Image

So that's my first attempt of using my new telescope with a webcam. That image is made up of 20+ 'stacked' frames of recorded video. There are a couple more like it of Saturn here but they aren't much to look at since I just used default values in the stacking software for all the … Continue reading Webcam Image

First Light

I'm just in from taking my new telescope out for its first light. Wow is it ever impressive. With the 4.5" reflector I have, whenever I pushed the image up to 200x it almost always came out blurry and very dim. Quite the opposite with the 8" - they're extremly bright and sharp. I'll be … Continue reading First Light

Arrived!

My new telescope has arrived! Pictures can be seen here. It took a little over 3 hours to get all setup and the mirrors aligned from its apparently bumpy ride across country, but it's awesome! I'm about to take it out now and get the finder scope aligned and take it for a test drive. … Continue reading Arrived!