Monthly archives: March, 2020

C2019 Y4 ATLAS

Session Data Date:  31/03/2020  Time:  21:50 – 22:45 UTSeeing: II Mostly Stable, Transparency: Mostly Clear, Temp:3.1C, Air Pressure: 1028mb, Humidity: 75%, Dew Point: 0C, Wind Speed: 8mph Scope: TMB 80mm APO Refractor at f/4.8  Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro,  No filter, Dark subtracted, No Flats. Just a quick hop over to see if I could pick up C2019 Y4 ATLAS. Managed to take 60 x 30sec lights. I kept the subs short as I didn’t want the Comet or…


NGC3031-M81

Session Data Date:  23/03/2020  Time:  20:53 – 23:22 UTSeeing: II Mostly Stable, Transparency: Mostly Clear, Temp:5.5C, Air Pressure: 1023mb, Humidity: 85%, Dew Point: 3.5C, Wind Speed: 8.5mph Scope: TMB 80mm APO Refractor at f/6  Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro,  No filter, Dark subtracted, No Flats. A total of 73 x 60sec light frames which have been dark subtracted. I wasn’t really worried how this turned out as this session was more of a test of how PHD was performing….


First Light

Managed to get an evening before sunset with the Moon up, to really give the camera and focuser a good test. The biggest high of this whole session has been the electric focuser. You can do all this remotely and in the warm and I can’t believe how useful this bit of kit is. I’m reminded of the focusing sessions in the old DBO1, where I had to stand on a short ladder, while…