20070924

M 27 and 3c 454.3 and V 455 And. Seems to be nice night with almost full Moon... I tried also to operate 20cm (f=1000mm) Newtonian on EQ6 mount using SBIG ST-8 BVRI camera. Tonight I only focused the camera and performed some run on some Pegasus bright star and M 42 to get info about alignment. Seems that mount is not well aligned so more work on that needs to be done. Anyway quality of images seems to be satisfactory. I suspect this could be used as quite precise photometry instrument on brighter objects (until the camera will be returned to MonteBoo observatory or new will be obtained). Also as portable photometry station in case of some out-of-the-city runs performed in future ;) [light pollution in Brno starts to be annoying]


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