Equipment:

Just Add Clear Skies

Finally, after about 10 years of buying gear… I’ve completed my newbie imaging rig.  Here’s the details of my platform.

  • Losmandy G-11 mount
  • Explore Scientific 127mm APO f/7.5
  • Celestron C11 SCT (not shown)
  • ZWO ASI 1600 Monochrome Cooled Camera
  • ZWO EFW Filter Wheel
  • ZWO ASI 221 Planetary Color (not shown)
  • Canon 6D DSLR (not shown)
  • Moonlight Focuser
  • Orion Starshoot for Autoguiding

I have this all configured and working ( mostly through ASCOM) in TheSkyX Pro, and everything is integrated now running through my Surface Book.

Can’t wait for first light… Just add clear skies.  It is Borg, resistance is futile…

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2013 KAS Trip To NEAF

Credit: Rockland Astronomy Club

On April 20th – 21st, The Northeast Astronomy Forum and Telescope Show will be held.  There is a lot of buzz going around related to the event.  So far, about 10 KAS members have committed to going.  Some KAS members go down for two days, and others for one day or the other.

This year should be especially great, as the KAS has many NEAF activities planned.  For the third year in a row, the KAS will have a table at the event.  Once again this year we will be on the showroom floor, and sharing a booth with the great folks from the Adirondack Public Observatory.  Everything is all set…stop by the KAS booth for a chance to win a Kopernik AstroFest T-Shirt.

Also, members of the KAS are considering volunteering some of their valuable NEAF time and equipment to help the legendary Barlow Bob with the NEAF Solar Star Party (NSSP).

Many KAS members will also be participating in the 4th annual NEAF Posse Tweetup.  Throughout NEAF, members of Twitter attending NEAF meet up in various locations of the conference to hang out with one another in person.  Also on the Saturday night, there will be the annual NEAF Posse Takeover of Applebees and an exclusive  tour of the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center. For information regarding this event check out this page: http://www.kreegan99.org/2013neafposse/

Please feel free to contact kas’at’kopernikastro.org if you are interested in joining us in our venture to NEAF 2013.


 

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