Viewing report 24th February 10pm 2023

22:00 – 01:00

Tonight was all about further testing of the travel scope which is now the Esprit 100 refractor. M78 would be the target along with a quick peak at Comet C2022 E3.

Comet C2022 E3

Moving to the Comet and having a quick look I could see how green it was and the the stars were very sharp.

I then slewed to M78 and took a single 600s exposure, however I remembered I had the ZWO Duo-Based filter left in so the reflection nebula is not very apparent, whilst part of the Orion molecular cloud can be seen clearly to the upper right.

So overall a good evening testing the equipment and ready for another trip to Tenerife in March.