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Originally Posted by jaetea Here's the link to Part One. http://www.astronomyforum.net/astro-...-part-one.html
Saturday Night 4 May:
Equipment and software and scope setup are the same. Below is me and the Milky Way evaluating software!
First off, BYE is a much more icon based/graphically oriented program. BYE does not need the camera to already
Originally Posted by jaetea I'm baaacckkk!
Well I spent the weekend at my club's dark site for their 1st May star party and pretty much did everything I set out to do. Which was namely to use both APT and BYE for capturing APs. I approached this endeavor by not doing extensive study about either piece of software. I just made sure they (APT and BYE) could connect to all equipment used, plus a few minutes of familiarization so I wouldn't waste too much valuable time out in the field.
Originally Posted by jaetea
Maybe try loosening the srews holding the RDF to your OTA. Then slightly twist/rotate the RDF.
I agree with Cameron. During the day select an obvious terrestrial object (a stop sign, a lone tree, etc).Find it in your scope using a moderately high power eyepiece (EP) say a 12, 10, or 9mm EP.Lock down both axes so the scope won't move while your fiddling with the RDF.Now rotate the left/right adjustment screw on your RDF (the one right behind the battery)
Our first night close to our new home, and I went out late to let the dog do her business. The sky here is gorgeous. There is definitely less sky light than where we came from, and the transparency was better. So this looks like a good move.
I don't have binos or a scope with me, so the observing was naked eye only. Jupiter was low in the west. I couldn't tell which was Saturn, so I'll have to check Stellarium before heading out tonight. I'm not used to seeing Saturn, since
My wife and I arrived at our new property today for the first time together. (I have seen it previously on my house hunting trip.) It is as good as we thought it would be. The observatory site will be perfect. Moderate obstructions to the south-east and north-east, but clear views from south around through west to north.
I'll have to wait for my tools to arrive before I find out how the subsoil is for digging foundations and trenching.
Photos in a day or two. I