Category Equipment

Summer and New Equipment

It has been a while since the last post. This is not due to laziness, but the less-than-optimal summer sky. Between the haze and the high frequency of cloudy nights, I have been unable to take any shots. I have, however, added a new piece of equipment to my setup.

The f/6.3 reducer-corrector will allow my exposures to catch more light and thus more than double quality of my images in terms of clarity. With this reducer what would normally take 2.5 minutes of exposure time can be captured in 30 seconds. Now I just wait for a decent night.

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New Wedge

I just installed my new wedge to my CPC 800 SCT. This converts my altazimuth mount to an equatorial mount, thus allowing me to take even longer exposures without star trailing.

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