Same Old Space New Scope

Lil Wayne

In the words of Lil Wayne, “same old space new scope.”

Today was an exciting day!! I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Go-To tracking Alt-Azimuth mount(Skywatcher AZ-GTI) along with a faster (F10 or F/12) telescope - Skywatcher Skymax 102mm Maksutov Cassegrain. As things go, it was pretty cloudy and I did not read any instructions on how to properly align, etc. So not the most productive day, but I did observe some of the some-functional tracking, allowing me to keep Jupiter in sight for a lot longer. Below is a picture of Jupiter in Monochrome.

Jupiter