Observing during the covid -19 Crisis

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Peter Anderson

Hello all – from Australia, – where we are in a similar lockdown.  Just before it ‘hit the fan’, I had purchased a 150mm F8 Skywatcher ED to replace the Celestron standard achromatic refractor of the same specifications and I am doing some testing as weather permits. (Cloudy time of year.) Anyway I have posted some images on my page on this website. I am the process of preparing a ‘powerpoint’ where the images of the various stellar objects are aligned and follow each other on subsequent slides … amazing to watch the O & B stars flare up with the achromat.  Soon the Moon will come around again for my occultation work.

Apart from the other concerns, the downside is that my wife is also cooped up and this means more little jobs are found to do around the place… particularly out in the yard…