Imaging telescope or lens: Meade Series 5000 80 mm Triplet ED APO
Imaging camera: Central DS CDS600D
Mount: Advanced VX
Guiding telescope or lens: AstroTech Astro-Tech 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding camera: Orion Starshoot AutoGuider
Focal reducer: William Optics 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
Filter: Optolong CLS CCD
Dates: Feb. 26, 2017
Integration: 1.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 28.88 days
Avg. Moon phase: 0.48%
Astrometry.net job: 1485437
RA center: 148.669 degrees
DEC center: 69.080 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.305 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 86.961 degrees
Field radius: 2.001 degrees
Locations: Jon Wood Astronomy Field, Mansfield, GA, United States
While the ED80 certainly isn't a "galaxy scope," I was still pleased with the results. The wind was brutal as was the temperature and the jet stream decided to camp out over Atlanta that night. However, clear skies and free time rarely converge, so I decided to tough it out with my buddies in the local astronomy club that meets at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center just outside of Mansfield, Georgia (USA).
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