Vernal Equinox

Today is the Vernal Equinox and I have four fresh inches of snow on the ground. One week ago today I setup at Monument Rocks under clear skies. Wild weather.

New image: Markarian’s Chain. Click thumbnail on the right for larger version.

Last trip was not only a new location but the first using different pieces, parts and techniques in the field: ST80 guidescope w/SSAG and a new perl script to control PHD dithering and camera exposures. In addition, this week I used DeepSkyStacker (DSS) to stack the exposures. Highly recommended.

2 Replies to “Vernal Equinox”

  1. Howard,

    Hadn’t noticed this before. One of my favorites and a great picture. This venue is still the most galaxies I can see in one view. If someone has another spot, I would be interested. I’ve tried several.


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