Last night it was beautifully clear and Moonless and was probably one of the best imaging runs I’ve ever had.  Apart from the highly anti-social hours of course as I couldn’t start imaging much before 11:00 p.m. which meant shutting up shop around 2:00 a.m. more from tiredness than practical necessity.  Anyway, grumbling aside, I decided to go for a pair of Carbon stars which lie just to the west of the recently imaged Stephenson 1 open cluster.  Incredibly the Carbon star on the right in this image  has a B-V index of 5.16 – absolutely incredible!

I have now fitted the Canon 5D MkII to the top of the array so if we get yet another clear night tonight (that will be something like 5 or 6 in a row) then I’ll go for another ultra-wide-field with the 100mm macro lens.

The best laid plans of mice and men 🙂


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