The Seven Sisters Observatory
Clay Kessler's Astrophotography Page!
A loose collection of rumors, rants, commentary and, of course, Astrophotos.
So - here I am out in Manchester Michigan under relatively dark sky. I really like the area and my house. The observatory consists of a permanently mounted pier in the back yard that supports my G11 mount and whatever tube I have mounted on it. While the work around the house will never be finished, I find myself with more time for astronomy and astrophotography.
Over the last few yesrsI have shifted to digital imaging. I have a Canon 10D DSLR and I have been using this much more than film lately. I will be sharing my experiences as I climb the learning curve with this camera. I have a new Rebel XTi unmodified camera to work with - lots of stuff to learn.
I have been using multiple imaging setups. Currently I have an 8" f5 newtonian mounted with the ZenithStar 66SD as a guide scope. I am using the new Telescope Support Systems tube rings and guide rings. I can easily swap this setup for my Megrez 90. I will shoot with the 8" for a while. Once I get my courage up to tackle a longer focal length I will mount the 10" SCT!!
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