Well here it is – one hour’s worth of data taken with the two M26C cameras on the New Forest Observatory mini-WASP array. Still lots to be done before it’s properly tuned in – but I’m pretty close now. As I was finishing this off at 3:00 a.m. this morning I might well be writing a load of rubbish here – but I’ll carry on all the same. Note this is just 6 x 10-minute subs from each camera – now try and imagine my usual 8-hours plus with the Sky 90. I’ve left all the hot pixels in the background as I didn’t have the dither function running last night – but I’ll try to have that going on the second outing. The collimation for camera 1 (the top half of the image) is spot on – the collimation for camera 2 (the bottom half of the image) is off a little and needs to be tweaked just a bit (lousy stars bottom right hand corner). However – the field of view is as you can see MASSIVE (there’s M29 sitting at the bottom of the frame, check out the FOV on your favourite planetarium program) – and the M26C cameras really seem to be delivering the goods with only a single hour’s worth of data!! Well done Terry Platt.
As it looks like it might be clear again tonight I’m off to bed for a couple of hours.