Chiefland Star Party 2015

Chiefland Star Party 2015

I had a blast! It was a true pleasure getting to see some old friends, make some new ones, and enjoy the beauty of the night sky.  The skies in Chiefland are dark and steady…when you can see them.  The first couple of nights were a bust with lots of clouds and rain, but mid-week […]

Testing new equipment on an old friend, M13.

Testing new equipment on an old friend, M13.

So far, equipment integration and set up are working smoothly.  The Paramount MyT and TSX have greatly eased my frustration with polar alignment, and the camera add on for TSX makes the whole package just work…no fussing around…just imaging!  For those questioning polar alignment without a polar scope with this mount, just get over it…it […]

Catching a comet.

Catching a comet.

Well after a year of not imaging, I’m finally back in the saddle.  It is amazing how much I have forgotten!  This was shot using my new mount.  Focus was giving me fits, as I’m trying to learn the new software controls.  But you know what…I caught a comet!  There are several amazing shots of […]

New imaging platform!

New imaging platform!

I recently purchased a Paramount MyT Mount and tripod from Software Bisque.  This will replace my Meade 10″ LX200 GPS for imaging (still an awesome visual scope).  The main reason was to maximize my imaging time.  Second, the desire to try longer focal length imaging, particularly galaxies, requires a more capable mount.  Although I could […]