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Changes to my obsy

Now that I finally came round to the fact that my current telescope mount (Celestron CGEM) simply is not up to the task of handling my large and heavy Orion Optics VX12 Newtonian, I took this telescope off and replaced it with the much more manageable Astro-Tech 8″ Ritchey Chretien astrograph. Suddenly there looks to be more room to manoeuvre around in my Obsy. So on Wednesday (4/5/16) night I decided to drift alignment to improve on my Polar alignment using PHD2 guiding and its drift align tool. Continue reading Changes to my obsy

My new observatory

Circumstances were such that I have been seriously considering getting my own personal observatory for a while now. With the telescope pier being put into place  nearly a year ago, I suppose that this step was inevitable. Now the overwhelming convenience of not needing to lug a huge heavy telescope back and forth from the house, coupled with the added bonus of having my astronomy equipment all setup and ready to use to save time, made the decision to build an obsy a no brainer. Well, I can now say that it is finally completed (with perhaps some extra tweaking). Continue reading My new observatory