Sunday, 23 September 2012

New telescope and first light pics

Recently I've received my new telescope: a 25 cm f/8 AstroSib Ritchey-Chr├ętien. This Russian made machine is built like a tank. A friend of mine called it "beautiful because of its ugliness". Sky conditions were far from good last night, but good enough for a serious first light: the Gulf of Mexico (a.k.a. The Wall) @ F = 1420 mm f/5.7 (Astro-Physics CCDT67 reducer). Exposed 9x 20 min. with an SBIG ST-8300M and Baader 7 nm H-alpha filter. Full field of view and crop at full resolution.