John G. McClung
Image taken:
Jul. 6, 2010
Location:
San Marcos, Texas, USA
Details:
After reading about Pluto transiting Bernard 92 on Space Weather (one of my daily reads) I decided to give it a shot. I had purchased a Celestron CGEM mount for my Meade 10" SCT but had not yet aligned the polar scope or done any PEC training which required several 8 minute sessions. Getting familiar with the mount and trying to image at the same time was a little nerve-wracking! Before Pluto disappeared behind some trees I blew off the PEC for now and shot off 5 exposures, 20 seconds each @ 1600 ISO on my modified Canon-XT. 3 were usable and I was pleased with the results.
 
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