Tag: NGC6543

Observing Session: 25, July

A rather nice session plagued with various gremlins.  The first Go-To after boot up, sent the mount off to some random spot in the sky. A slew to a known star and a ‘Synchronise’ solved the problem and got Go-To’s landing within the 40mm . I have no idea why the mount does this from time to time – it’s nothing serious, but it does piss me off as it happens for no apparent reason. The…


Observing Session: 24, June

Well the clear nights are coming thick and fast and although this was a weekday, I managed to stay awake by the time it started to get dark. However, I think I  started to observe a little too early, as the first couple of objects were not seen. Another half an hour might have made all the difference. Session Data Date: 24/06/2014 Time: 22:28 – 00:35 UT Seeing: I Perfectly  Stable, Transparency: Clear. Temp: 12C,  Humidity 91%, Wind…