September 10, 2001

These are the first images of at the prime focus of the C8. I'm excited by the results. I used the f/5 focal reducer with the quickcam to be sure that the objects fit in the FOV. I'm not very happy with the tracking but I'm still doing a lazy polar alignment, not a drift alignment.

M13, 25 second exposure.
M57, 30 second exposure. My first of the Ring Nebula!
Today's raw, unprocessed images.