Member since Nov 2015
As a still kicking 71, I observe and image from my countryhouse roof, 40°50' N, 17°19' E, Selva di Fasano, Italy, using a Meade 7” apo refractor riding a reary-to-go SkyWatcher AZ EQ6 mount, after a troubled change from the old (but still valid) Losmandy G-11. Imaging camera for deep sky is Atik 428 mono, guide camera Atik Titan, planetary DMK21AU618. I am ready with the setup on the roof at the end of civil twilight, after gardening/orcharding (or sailing/swimming/dive-fishing in summer) and image until midnight to 1 a.m. Sometime I am lucky that everything, weather included, works....more...
Astronomy Quote of the Day“How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountain-top it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make - leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone - we all dwell in a house of one room - the world with the firmament for its roof - and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.” John Muir
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