Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Murphy's Law

My imaging efforts to date have used webcams, and I do intend at some point to continue this imaging.  However, I was really looking forward to doing  some imaging with a Nikon D40.  Nikons are not built with astroimaging in mind, but I have seen some excellent results with the D40.  Today, thanks to an act of great generosity, I received a T-adapter and Nikon lens mount adapter.  I was looking forward to doing some solar work, and, until yesterday, the weather seemed as if it would cooperate with at least partially sunny skies.  However, a line of storms moved through throughout the night in anticipation of the arrival of this equipment.  The result is that it is likely to be cloudy for the rest of the week.  Anyone who has bought a new telescope is well aware of the "5 days of cloud" curse.  But to have the same ill-luck when a camera adapter arises argues that the powers that control these things have lost their sense of proportion!