Oh, would it not be absurd if there was no objective state?
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,
till our eyes give it shape?

— Peter Hammill

First Light

First Light

This is my first attempt using my newly purchased CGEM and Astro Tech 111EDT telescope, TeleVue 5x lens, Starlight Xpress CCD.  It is over 1300  combined images totaling just over 49 seconds exposure at 0.1 sec each.    Will post color image also.


Great 1st Light
1300 images out of how many?
How many did you reject?


Nice detail there - look forward to the color image.


NONE. Not bad for a beginner! Actually the figure is closer to 1319 images.

This is really a nice

This is really a nice detailed image.
Color next time.