Tuesday, December 17, 2019

#264 - Monday, December 16, 2019

Despite my complaining on Saturday, I got a third night in a row!  Woo hoo!  Another defiance of the forecast.  I once again had my ZWO ASI1600MM Pro and H-alpha filter on my Takahashi FSQ-106N refractor loaded onto my Paramount MyT.  The sequence was still the same as the last few nights: California, Cone, and Medusa Nebulae.

I got home around 8:30 PM after spending all day on my 24-hour take-home Electricity & Magnetism final exam, so the sequence didn't start until well after dark, unfortunately.  It was likely going to cloud out later, although I figured I would try and get as many frames as I could before then -- it doesn't cost me anything, I get to just set it up and go to bed!  If it clouds out, the scope will try for a while, and then go park itself.

I did manage to get a few Cone Nebula 10-minute exposures, and all of my California Nebula shots came out really great -- nice round stars.  Clouds did indeed roll in before the Medusa Nebula ran though, so I yet again didn't get any on it.  Sometime, I will!!

California Nebula, single 5-minute frame, ZWO ASI1600MM Pro, H-alpha filter, Takahashi FSQ-106N

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