27/01/13: Observatory Update

January 27, 2013

Well things have been pretty quiet since returning home from Mozambique. The weather continues to scupper any attempts at deep sky astrophotography but hopefully things will improve soon.

Reflecting on my Mozambique trip, the astrophotography side was a real disappointment. Unfortunately the moon was around for most of the trip and then the rainy season kicked in several days before we left. Whilst I had the opportunity to take a few tracked shots with the Polarie, I didn't feel they were anything special.

Anyway, the kit is all ready for the next clear night. I hope to continue with narrowband imaging this year but also develop my processing skills further in particular.

Work continues on the new observatory site outside St Austell that I am involved with. Unfortunately things have slowed down a bit, mainly due to the weather but also down to the significant delay in the main observatory being built. I won't name the company responsible for this, I just wish they would get the job done so we can get on with things!

Anyway, roll on the clear nights, I'm beginning to forget what stars look like!

 



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