December 23, 2001

First week of winter and the weather improves. Go figure.

A terrible mishap leads to the cracking of the corrector plate on the C8, but the telescope still appears to be usable. Meanwhile, I did some wide-angle imaging with the shorttube 80 and the quickcam, and the results are very exciting. I hope to try less bright objects soon.


1x40 second exposure b/w quickcam
Processed with fitsX and the Gimp

M42, unprocessed.

1x40 second exposure b/w quickcam

Here is another example of what you're seeing in my image this image taken by the Anglo-Australian telescope (150inch).

Move your mouse over it to see mine overlaid

Today's raw, unprocessed images.