I've got my first photos up now, They are in Bill's Box
Thanks to all here for help and advice.
An AC adapter is prefered for the camera so the screen can be left on
and many multible shots can be taken without worrying about the
batteries. The camera seemed to like the cold as the digital noise was
Flocking is going to be coming soon, as you can see the results in the
Sirius pic from a neighbor's low-level light about 150 feet away.
The pics of the moon looked almost as good as what I see through the EP.
The camera mount is similar to a popular brand, fabricated from parts
that are easy to find.
Sirius had some serious spikes, while Mintaka with some color
variation, almost none.
Mintaka is actually a multiple star with a magnitude 7 star about 52"
away from the main component and an even fainter star in between. The
main component itself is also double, consisting of a class B giant and
a smaller but hotter class O. The stars orbit each other every 5.73
Could this be why there appears to be some color difference near the
top i.e. Partial stellar eclipse?
Untill late July I had only that little 3" scope you see in the corner.
About 150 days later, well, it just keeps gettin gooder and gooder.
John G. for the Odyssey 8-F4.5 while the rebuild had its painfull
moments, I learned so much. The mirrors are truely great. If I may
quote you, "Helluva Scope"
E-scope aka Murnighan, for the fine mirror set in the homemade
planetary scope, F8.
Kent, you started al this on the ball field a few years back when you
let me practicaly spend the night with you on the 25. We don't buy the
nutty profesor routine, well maybe just a bit. But you encourage and
inspire for the measly price of a hot dog.
C.J. We all wish we had your eyes,you challenge me to look deeper,
there's always more to see.
See y'all at the Holiday Party soon