Monthly archives: September, 2014

Observing Session: 26, September

Well it doesn’t happen very often, but I awoke at 2:30 in the morning and looking out the window, the sky was clear.  Feeling remarkable spritely, I thought “What the hell’  and decided to open up.  This was also an ideal opportunity to give the new filterwheel another play. While I looked at a number of objects I really just wanted to see how the views changed using the different filters, so apart from an…


Observing Session: 24, September

What’s this? Clear skies and no Moon! A perfect night to try out my new Turret/Filter wheel combo. It’s also the first real chance to get a decent look at the Veil Nebula in Cygnus. I’ve tried to observe it a number of time with my own owns as well as 100mm Tak, bit it’s always been a disappointment – that is until this evening 🙂 Session Data Date: 24/09/2014 Time: 19:40 – 23:31 UT Seeing: I Perfectly  Stable,…


More New Toys

Well things have been a bit quiet on the observing front recently. There have been one or two clear nights, but these seem to have coincided with quite a bit of Moon. This coupled with fairly awful transparency, meant for the most part I couldn’t be arsed to open up.  The other contributory factor has been that my Van Slyke Turret has been in the engineering shop for the last six weeks having a filter wheel…