So I typically only post on here when stuff goes wrong with my setup. I thought I’d try something new and post about when it all went right instead.
I went out for some quality time with the scope last night, and everything just went right. Alignment was easy, picking a target was easy… I even had a meridian flip that went off without a hitch. The result was this image of the Western Veil Nebula.
The only thing that went wrong was that in the process of re-balancing my mount, I seem to have turned it into a really efficient seismometer, so every time I moved my chair or walked too close to the mount I got trailing. Not SGP’s fault… guess it’s time to invest in some anti-vibration pads.
Even still, thanks Jared and Ken for making astrophotography less work and more fun!