My Very (Very) First AstroImage – M31

So my goal for 2020 when I first ordered the SkyGuider Pro was to create one image that I would feel OK with showing to someone not related to or living with me. Well, it was actually “Of Jupiter” since that’s the first thing I looked at with the Dobsonian scope, but then I didContinue reading “My Very (Very) First AstroImage – M31”

Pac-Man ! (AKA NGC-281)

Tonight, we may finally have a few hours of clear-skies and I am a bit sick of working with Andromeda (M31). We’ve been stuck under a layer of obnoxious smoke for the last few weeks from the huge fires in Oregon and California. Finally, we had some (torrential) rain that cleared the smoke… and broughtContinue reading “Pac-Man ! (AKA NGC-281)”

Ahhhhhh! (APT and “1:1” mode)

So I was really irritated with my failure the other night and stewing over it. While doing that, I wanted to verify if the USB hub was the culprit for the slow data transfer. I took a shot with the 60MM lens with APT and sure enough, pretty fast. The image was completely black thoughContinue reading “Ahhhhhh! (APT and “1:1” mode)”