Thursday, April 25, 2013

Imaging Platform Progress

The imaging platform is now pretty much complete!  Today, I mounted the Orion ED 80 on the 14 with a set of counterweights and balanced the system as well as I could.  The blurry pic below shows the result.

I had hoped to do some alignment today, but the wind at the observatory was too blustery and I was concerned that the roof might take off if I tried to roll it off.  Perhaps tomorrow or the weekend the win will drop and I can align the scopes. If the weekend weather is good, I might be able to have First Light at Walnut Ridge!