Derby and District Astronomical Society

Observing & EAA at the Flamsteed Observatory - Sunday 21st May 2023

On the evening of Sunday 21st May 2023, DDAS members Brian Dodson and Mike Lancaster did a little observing and electronically assisted astronomy (EAA) at the Society's Flamsteed Observatory. Visually, objects were observed through the 10-inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, mounted on an NEQ6 mount. For the EAA, an Altair GPCAM 327C camera was used, attached to an 80mm Altair Starwave ED refractor, piggybacked on the Meade telescope. Altair Capture was used to acquire the following images, and no guiding, calibration frames or processing was employed. The images are as seen on screen at the time.  Images Credit: Mike Lancaster and Brian Dodson.

M13, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules.

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici.

M57, the Ring Nebula in Lyra.

The session in progress.