This is the first shot from my fully automated Observatory (1 of 6 @optcorp controlled!) So when the night starts, I simply click on a picture that I would like an image of and then select how many exposures I’d like on each filter. The system then takes over and moves the telescope to each target, focuses automatically multiple times per night, switches between filters for me, and starts and stops the second camera automatically for autoguiding.
This is an image of NGC891, a galaxy that is so far away, it takes light moving 186,000 miles every second, 30 million years to get to us. Oh, and yes, the Observatory got this shot while I was sleeping! My mind is blown by this hobby every day!
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