Sky Meadows!

I spent the past two nights at Sky Meadows State Park here in VA grabbing some photons with the AT8RC. Simply a beautiful site to say the least. My wife and I got married here in 2007. Here’s my usual setup with the AT8RC, CGE-Pro mount, and Parsec 8300M CCD camera.

The view south:

The view north:

The old house:

Another shot of my setup:

AT72ED guidescope and Lodestar guidecam mounted piggyback on the AT8RC. Until I have an observatory this is the best portable setup I’ve found. Eventually I’ll be going off-axis with a rotator:

Here’s 320 minutes (5 hours and 20 minutes) of the Bubble Nebula/NGC7635 from the two nights combined:

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