Tags: dobson

A bit better but not much

Another clear night so I tried again on the 31st of March. The transparency was a bit better but not much. I could see the mag 5 stars but the mag 6 stars remained...

3 shades of grey

Three days of clear (enough) weather in The Netherlands somehow means there’s also a moon out. We haven’t seen a new moon in about 3 months now. But I needed to testdrive my dobson...

Mirror’s back!

Rejoice for I got my primary mirror back! The new coating did not turn out perfectly. #sadpanda Something’s wrong with the coating but what exactly is going on is unknown. It looks like oxidation...

Comfortably observing in October. Nice!

Thanks to hurrican Ophelia, now heading for Ireland, we are currently treated on extremely nice weather for the time of year. Or, just plain nice for any Dutch season. The minimum temperatures we have...

ATM part 3.5 and Siril

Yesterday I figured out were to put the three holes for the mirror cell. A day earlier I field tested the telescope by pointing it at the moon and just simply placing the mirror...

ATM part 3 – punching holes

Yesterday I visited fellow amateur astronomer Bert. He has loads of experience with ATMing dobson telescopes and was willing to help me out installing the optics in my dobson. We used Jan van Gastel’s...