Tuesday, June 28, 2016

400mm and Film

Planning to burn through some Acros and E200 during GSSP 2016.

Targets in mind:

  • Rho Ophiuchus region
  • Pipe Nebula
  • Snake Nebula
  • M23 star field
  • Triple E
  • Sadr to Deneb
  • IC 1396
  • Veil

This should allow me to run through a roll each night, planning on shooting at F5.6 for 40 minutes.

The apparatus shown above weighs 33.5 lbs.  Just slightly overweight for the GM8.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Final New Moon before GSSP 2016

The weather in the bay area has cooperated with getting the kinks out of the astrophotography setup -- or at least isolate some of them.

In the last week, I have been able to identify one problem and create a workaround.