[AZ-Observing] Re: Good Seeing at Messier Marathon

  • From: ketelsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:06:15 -0700 (MST)

Hi Tom-

It was also so cool seeing it in your scope before you took the images! 
I've always wanted to see how much better the imaging capture process
improved the view, so thanks for letting us look over your sholder on
that!

-Dean

> As is often the case in the hours before the first cirrus arrives, the
> seeing on the desert floor was very good last night.  I had my 18" scope
> at 600x, and the image of Saturn was holding up well.  Since I brought the
> camera along, I took a pause from the marathon to shoot this image.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/110757019
>
> As the clouds thickened, it turned into a long pause lasting until well
> past sunrise.
>
> Tom
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