We get a chance to take images of stuff now and then with the one-meter. We are in the testing and deployment stage – installing and testing new hardware, and integrating it into the telescope software control.
Currently we are working on the guider assembly. But we found time to take an image of a small portion of the Pelican nebula.
This image illustrates the low-noise capabilities of our Princeton Instruments Pixis camera. This is a small stack of 3-minute images (short exposures since guiding isn’t working yet). Shot through an H-alpha filter and processed in PixInsight.