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Decollimated Horsehead, starless, 


            Salvatore Iovene
Decollimated Horsehead, starless, 


            Salvatore Iovene

Decollimated Horsehead, starless

Technical card

Dates:Jan. 28, 2013

Frames: 18x1200"

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.28%

Basic astrometry details job: 98842

Resolution: 1510x994

Locations: Remote observatory at Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain

Data source: Backyard


Few weeks ago, another customer of AstroCamp, Roland, was nice enough and had a look at my telescope, disassembling it in order to find where the pinching of the optics laid. Unfortunately he didn’t manage to solve the problem, but he took some pictures of the disassembled optics that have helped the manufacturer of the telescope give me good directions as to how to proceed.

After assembling the telescope again, he didn’t undortunately have time to collimate it, so I’m now left with a disastrously bad collimation! It’s so bad, I had to remove the stars from the above pictures to make it worth looking at.

It’s very promising, but you can see how there’s a definite loss of detail.

Samuel, whom I cannot ever thank enough, will go to Nerpio again in a week or two, and this time I’m confident that the problem will be fixed for good!



Salvatore Iovene
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


Decollimated Horsehead, starless, 


            Salvatore Iovene