22:55 – 08:00
Finally got our bags today from the airport. Having arrives on the 2:05pm flight and not hearing from BA by 4pm, Lawrence and I headed off down the mountain in search of the 4 missing bags. It took just over an hour to arrive back in the Cicar car park.
Once there we headed inside to be told the the Iberia desk, which deals with lost and late baggage was only accessible the arrivals hall and so we were told to go through the exit doors and not to worry about the police. So we nervously😱 walked through and were greated with the sight of all the lost bags!
It took some 20 mins to sort through the paperwork before we were pushing the bags back to the car for the 1 hour drive back up the TF1 and TF38.
After a hearty dinner, which was absolutely delicious and filling, we headed outside around 9pm to start setting up. This took me the best part of 2 hours to put the gear together after ferrying it from upstairs and then another 60 mins to calibrate and be ready to image. First up tonight is M23.
@ 23:55 started on M23 Open Cluster, 30s -25℃ exposures so not to saturate the stars.
after 87 images escape hung!
@ 01:20 started on M18 Open Cluster 60s, 10 -20℃ or so images this time using TSX to image and then refocused and took 80 images in total.
@ 3:22 started on M26 Open Cluster -20℃ took 68 at 60s
Pluto 4:41am 120s -20℃ I took 10 frames
@5:21 M73 Open Cluster 60s -20℃ took 60 frames
Flats 0.35s -20 & 0.35s -25℃
Darks – 30s -25℃ – Done / 60s -20℃ – Done / 120s -20℃ (tomorrow night) / Flat Darks (tomorrow night)