Saturday, 1 June 2013
Roll off Roof... fixed ...AT LAST..!!
Up until today, the majority of the Northern sky has been difficult to observe from my observatory, due to the roof being unable to retract fully.
Over the last couple of years I've mostly had my Tal1 scope pointing South. Very rarely would I venture Northwards past the zenith.
If ever I needed a clear view to the North I would usually drag the Tal1 out on to the lawn, or maybe take the lightweight roof off completely, but even though the roof was lightweight it was still cumbersome to handle.
Thankfully that problem has been solved, as can been seen in the above picture.
Now that I've fixed the roll off roof, I will have a much wider view of the night sky to observe.
First on the list will be Polaris... It's been months since I last observed the secondary star of Polaris, I wonder what Tal2 will reveal.
Fingers crossed for some clear skies ... :0)
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