I recently re-imaged M17 after 8 months. Albeit with a completely different setup of superior optics, I am posting this because the improvement is not only due to the setup, but rather the journey of learning.
Your attitude almost always determines your altitude in life
Fitting Bob’s Knobs on my SCT …. Collimation is the alignment of optics in your telescope. If your mirrors aren’t aligned, light can not be accurately focused. Unfortunately carrying your scope around a lot can move mirrors out of place, and just like a musical instrument needs to be in tune to play properly – […]
When I started astrophotography, I never really understood the huge impact light pollution (LP) had on astro pics. That quickly changed when it became the bane of my existence, the thing that stood between me an superb photos. A lot of beginners rarely consider this, and therefore many novice scopes become great collectors of dust. […]
We’re only here for a finite amount of time… best make the most of it!
Hold on to your DSLR…. more coming soon.