Tag: M81

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….


Observing Session: 2, May

Tonight ended a run of what has been the best week of observing to date. Five clear nights at the scope in seven days. I’m knackered! These last few sessions, have now now pushed me past the half way mark through my Messier List. I’ve now made 62 of the 110 objects.  I have a feeling that the other remaining objects still to observe will be harder work than the first. While I have…