6th April


Medusa Nebula
5 x 900 seconds luminance

24th April

First light with the new 10" Zambuto mirror.

8 x 60 seconds on Castor

Negative image

Star shapes look good. Slight deterioration in roundness to the right of the image - perhaps some camera tilt?

This is 4 x 600 seconds on M65/M66

24th April

10 x 60 seconds on Pollux

These star images were taken to assist in orienting the camera  so that North is vertical. Not quite there yet - 0.3 degrees off.

ngc 2419 globular cluster
7 x 600 seconds

 A good test to see what magnitude the 10" mirror can pick up.
Certainly mag 20 and dimmer appears to be possible.