Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First decent shot with realigned scope

A few nights back I did some realignment of the telescope. Monday night I stayed out late on a work night and played past my bedtime. When is bedtime for a Seattle astronomer on a rare clear night anyway?
Another shot of one of my favorite "easy" targets. I had to make a choice between this and M51, so I picked this one. If I didn't have work the next day I could have easily stayed out much later to test out the alignment more.
Notice the stars this time, they are round - not oval like a lot of stars have looked in the past. This is a good thing. The wait continues again for the next clear night....

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