Tag: equipment

  • First light for my C8 SCT!

    First light for my C8 SCT!

    It’s been overcast for weeks, but I had a few hours of clear skies to finally try out my new scope and camera. A NexStar 8 (8″ SCT from 1999) and a ZWO ASI178MC. The long focal length and tiny sensor are best for planetary, but the seeing was rough. I tested it out on…

  • My current setup

    My current setup

    So far I’m working with a pretty bare-bones setup. My primary telescope is a Orion Observer, a 70mm f/10 refractor. My wife found it for free online a few years ago. Piggy-backed on it (with bungie cords) is a Gsyker 70mm f/5.7 that I got on Amazon for $80. It came with the focuser and…