Monday, March 06, 2006

Not Too Shabby

CSC said 3/5, so I went for it. Dropped the frame rate on the NexImage from "best" to 5 with interesting results--the image is actually noisier. I took a minute to tweak collimation beforehand too, and it may have helped. If it was out, it was a very close, as I just barely touched it.


Phil said...

Great photos. Are you using a 3x barlow for these?

imjeffp said...

Thanks Phil.

These were with the TeleVue 2X barlow. I'm getting some extra magnification from the WO focuser adding an extra couple of inches to the light path. Nominal focal length is 2500 mm x 2, but I imagine it's somewhat higher. I suppose I could measure the image size and do the math, but it's not that important to me.