I had to go with my wife to Champaign, about 30 miles away, to drop off her Sienna for some brake work Sunday evening for early Monday service. On the way back home I noticed a lot of stars. I began to hope that by the time I reached home the sky would still have a few openings.
I have an Orion 150 f9 Richey Chretien that came from Henry's collection. I do not think he ever used it. I had played around with it in daylight to figure how many spacers I would need to reach focus with a diagonal. There is one large opening in the tree cover near the house so I set up the CG4...too light, but it was quick and quick was what I was after. I mounted and balanced the
I had nice view of Altair, a cold white/blue in color. Slipping east and north to Tarazed revealing a slightly golden color. Fine views. Tarazed was naked eye visible. Then west and south to Alshain which seemed more yelliw than Tarazed.
I waited for Jupiter to clear the trees and spent the rest of my time there.
With my 12.5 docter
Saturn had already passed out of view behind the trees ahead of Jupiter.
It was a short outing but it was satisfying.
My objective was to see how the f9
As you may see in the site photo the opening was small, but at least it was open !
Peace and clear skies to you all.