First light - Orion 10087 EON 115mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor

Submitted by jimwcoleman

Yesterday, I got a notification that there would be an ISS Transit of the moon at 6:38 p.m. Having just set this new telescope up in the observatory, I decided to take it for a trial run. What better way to flex its muscles than to try to catch a transit?

Read why I am returning this telescope after only one use

As it turned out, I had misread the notification. It was a transit of the sun, not a transit of the moon. And here I was, all prepared to catch a lunar transit.

Not one to let a moment of opportunity go to waste, I grabbed some frames of the moon since I was all set up anyway. This was using a ZWO ASI 120mc camera, and stacked with AutoStakkert. 

I am not really prepared to give a review of the telescope, or talk about how it performed, since I really didn't do much with it this time out. I am hoping for a clear night soon and will update you then. But so far, I'm pretty impressed.

Submitted by swingin on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:24

Been there done that, lol. Very nice close up of the moon Jim! Nice looking scope, hope it works out well for you. I take it you just barely got a break in the clouds that night, hazy hazy, and way to warm :) 


Nice work!