So if you have been wondering what I have been upto these past few weeks…I built a roll-off roof observatory to help me avoid setting up my astrophotography gear each time. Here’s the current state of the observatory(painting is left).
I did a quick trial run with the full setup last week through some gaps in the clouds. This is Messier 26 with the planetary nebula NGC 2438. Total integration time is only 20 minutes. I had the l-enhance filter on and the star colors haven’t been corrected in the image. Just wanted to check if the observatory works fine.
Also took a video of the opening sequence:
Over the next few months, I plan to automate this whole observatory so that I can control this from anywhere in the world. It would also allow me to schedule a target acquisition list and the observatory should be able to autonomously capture them without my intervention. I will keep this post updated with all developments