21:03 – 05:39
Bob, Dave and GingerGeek playing with the Tak 102 this evening and just image for 2 minutes on various targets.
Slewed to the Double Cluster first.
Focus position was 564 from the last time we used it a long time, it is now 578.
Took a 2 minute exposure
Slewed to M75 the Little Dumbell. Needed to take a 5 min exposure to see
Slewed to M34 Open Cluster.
Slewed to NGC 1023 a barred spiral galaxy. Took 5mins exposure at 22:12.
GingerGeek went off to bed whilst Dave and Bob continued.
Slewed to NGC 1260 a lenticular galaxy in Perseus.
Slewed to NGC 1545 an open cluster but it was behind the house.
Slewed to IC 1848 the Soul nebula.
Slewed to Heart nebula.
Slewed to IC 1831 an HII cloud.
Slewed to IC 1795 nebula.
We found at this point that some of the images were trailing at 2 minutes in the East so we started to use guiding.
Slewed to NGC 1245 open cluster. [not imaged]
Slewed to NGC 1220 open cluster. [not imaged]
Slewed to NGC 1528 open cluster at 23:37
Dave went off to bed whilst Bob continued.
Slewed to IC 1795 Nebula.
Slewed to IC 1831 Nebula.
Bob then slewed back to a number of the objects as they had trailed including, IC 1805 Heart Nebula, IC1848 Soul Nebula, IC 1260, NGC 1023 barred spiral, M34, M76, Double Cluster
Mars at 1:47am
Slewed to M31
Slewed to M52
Slewed to NGC 457
Slewed to IC 1590
Slewed to NGC 7789
Slewed to NGC 129
Slewed to NGC 225
Slewed to IC59
Slewed to IC83 [no image]
Bob completed imaging at 05:39am