The first clear night in weeks tonight, so I opened up the dome and tried to do some LRGB capture of my B33 project, despite it being very cold. Temperature was -15 when I went out and -20 when I gave up a couple of hours later. While good practice and good fresh air, the evening was a write-off for imaging.
Transparency was poor, with a thin haze visible. It looked like it might be haze from all the smoking chimneys going in the neighbourhood.
It’s too cold – the mount is stalling easily, batteries are dead in Red Dot finder and Flat-Frame light box, and I’m making stupid mistakes. Continue reading