Monday, December 22, 2014
Imaging on the other side, Sun 20141222
One picture says it all. The dry cabinet serves as a tripod and also a sun shade for me to focus with my Eee PC... But I found that it's so shaky and with a 2x barlows, vibrations damp out in more than 3 minutes! I couldn't do accurate focusing today, as a result.
The sky was no good today, transparency at 3/10, seeing 1/10 with so many cloud moving around at variable thickness. The sky was foggy too, the image was "muddy" at the eyepiece, too. I even suspect it was the ghost image due to internal reflection, but unluckily, it was the real image!
Many drop frame today, I don't know why exactly, but I guess it's due to the automatic software updates since my Eee PC was not used frequently.
Prime focus shot stitched by two frames taken at 1559 and 1602 (GMT+8) respectively.
And at 2x, taken at 1610 (GMT+8):-
Very poor results.