Auteur: theritz

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Bikepacking the French Lot and Dordogne area

Three years ago I discovered the bikepacking phenomenon and decided that was a great way of spending some quality time outdoors and at the same time a good motivation to get into shape. In...

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Sol from the garden on April 9

A quick look at the sun through a Coronado PST on a Celestron LCM mount. Both borrowed from the public observatory I work for in my spare time. Not much going on though. Only...

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Jupiter April 8th, insane seeing

…insane, to our standards that is. It’s not often we get 1.38 seeing. Had a good and loooong look at Jupiter. The red dot was really red, bright but dark. At times I could...

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Castor & fresh Moon on March 30th

A clear night right at the start of my weekend and a darts match on the telly: goodbye, I’m off playing outside then! Out with the 8″ dobsonian! A setting and still young moon...

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ATM part 4 – testdriving!

Today I mounted the primary mirror. And then I had to wait until 10PM to test-drive the dobson! Without any collimation the view was okay. It wasn’t even half as bad as I expected!...

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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...