Bizibilder was able to try out his new telescope last night – for a couple of hours before the clouds rolled in! The new scope is designed to give “near perfect” colour correction and should enable Bizibilder to make some improvements in his image quality! Last night was “first light” and he was able to take images of a couple of objects:
Comet Garradd (C/2009 P1):
Hopefully you can see that this comet has developed a faint double tail – Bizibilder blogged a short movie of the same comet a couple of months ago. This image was taken over 30mins in 2min “subs” so it is a bit “noisy”. The “smudge” ahead of the comet (to the lower right) is a galaxy – NGC6408.
M57 – The Ring Nebula in Lyra:
Only 46mins exposure was possible for this object before the clouds rolled in. Bizibilder also imaged this object in Sept 2010 – you could look back Here to see his “progress” over the last year!