Today the TS 80mm triplet APO (with flattener) arrived after ordering from Bern at Modern Astronomy – great service Bern, now let’s see what this little scope can do 🙂 On the back of the TS 80mm is an M26C 10-Megapixel one-shot colour CCD to go alongside the other 2 M26Cs on the two Sky 90s. So each exposure will be bringing down 30 Megapixels at a time and I will be grabbing 3x the actual imaging time spent in exposures. This is good news. It means a typical 4-hour imaging session will bag me 12-hours worth of data, and over the last 8 years I have found I need around 8-12 hours of good data to make a very good image. So what used to take me 2 or 3 good clear nights I can now get in a single evening – excellent. As always, all I need now are some clear Moonless skies to be in business. As this was apparently the wettest summer on record I am not hopeful. Images to follow shortly.