On December 12, 2017, I went up into the Sierras into some much darker skies, with less light pollution. The moon was out of the way, so it wouldn’t be ruining the sky for pictures, as it is way too bright. I took my Canon EOS 80D camera, with my lens, and tripod, and set it up in a clearing about 100 yards off the road. I ended up with a little more than two hours worth of images, 30 second exposures at f/2.8 and an ISO of 1250, to create this 12 second video.
Buena Vista Observatory
The new AG Optical Systems Telescope is up on the mount. I have a lot of wiring to do, to put it all back together. I got my smaller FSQ-106 telescope on top of it also. The old C11 looks pretty tiny compared to this new one. I’ll be selling the old C11 telescope. More