First light (Newton 360/1500) - 8 May 2010
This night was a holiday for me. My new mount in my new observatory began to carry a new telescope – 36cm Newton. The sky was not absolutely clear and it was often very foggy, however, for testing it was good enough.I chose one of the best-known globular cluster in the sky (M13) because its position was quite high and I had had some other pictures of it to compare with. Unfortunately, weather conditions got worse and had to wait and wait. There were only a few moments adequate for taking photos during the night.
|Optics:||Newton 36cm + Paracorr|
|Focal:||1725mm (1500mm*1,15 due to comacorrector)|
|Date & time:||7 May 2010 at 22:05 UTC|
|Location:||Central Europe, Slovakia, Cadca, village Zakopcie|
|Camera:||modified Canon 350D|