The first half of February has presented several opportunities to fine tune alignment and guiding. While not perfect, both are much improved and have allowed for some imaging with up to 20 minute guided exposures using the EdgeHD scope. I’m sure that can be pushed even more. I am loving this Losmandy G 11/Gemini 2 mount system. It’s been a long time coming but it’s now possible to get 2 and 3 hour single target imaging sessions. Trees and the landscape horizon will not currently allow for imaging a single target much longer in one night. For more than that, multiple nights are required. A list of ongoing SVO projects and results can be found on the “Projects” page. Imaging is currently the only ongoing project at this time. Still on the list of “to do’s” is some wide field imaging with the 80mm edo triplet refractor. And of course some of the major planets will be moving into the evening sky soon.
SVO Columbus, NC
Lat: 35°13' N Long: 82°09' W