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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Mar 4, 2013 7:46:17 GMT -6
20 Minute Jupiter shots
03 March 2013
We had rare clear nights these most recent waning days of winter and after a beautiful crystal clear day of solar imaging - the night still held out for some scope time. I haven't touched the C11 in about two months and thought I would quickly set-up outside of my garage in the alley and shoot Jupiter...
Sheer luck had the GRS smack dab in the center Earth facing side of Jupiter, which was readily visible and quite prominent. This was a quick session and just using the 40mm 2" MaxviewII eyepiece....
After about 20 minutes, I lost Jupiter behind a neighbors roofline and spent the next few minutes goi8ng over the scope. The C11 needs some tweaking in the collimation area. I did a bit, but it was just too cold and I need to do it with the assistance of the laptop and concentric reticle overlay.
But...it was a decent re-acquainted with the beast. We are gonna have much fun this coming year....comets and all.