It’s 1:30 a.m. and I’ve finally set up the mini-WASP array :)

It has been a glorious day all day with clear blue skies – and this time it didn’t fog over as soon as the Sun went down.  So I started the final hard bash at getting the mini-WASP array commissioned at 8:30 p.m. and got it to the state where I can start imaging with both cameras and an overlapping field of view at 1:30 a.m.  I am now doing a 2-framer (in one go) around the Sadr region.  The only thing I haven’t got running is the dither which is a bit annoying, but I can probably work around that with a bit of luck.  So – after 4 years of planning and execution the mini-WASP array is finally all systems go.  Must admit I didn’t think that simply doubling up to two cameras and scopes would be so much trouble.  There’s a very good chance that I won’t go the whole hog and build the 4-camera 4-scope array unless I get VERY used to running these 2 cameras – and somehow I don’t think I am going to get THAT proficient.  Still – mustn’t be greedy, a 4 x 3.33 degree field of view at 3 arcseconds per pixel should be good enough to last me for quite a long time 🙂

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