Woke up in the middle of the night wide awake and decided to see what was happening in the sky this morning.
At first I found that there was a thin layer of clouds obscuring everything but soon enough those went away and the sky became fairly clear and moonless.
I spent some time just looking at Jupiter and playing around before pulling out the cameras and a new holder I made last night that fits all my cameras and also fits over all my current eyepieces.
The nylon screws ensure that the eyepieces won’t be scratched yet hold the camera securely to said eyepieces.
I took several shots of Jupiter before moving over to look at M31, the Andromeda nebula and M32. I see now that I should have gone looking for M110 as well but I guess I’ll have to do that another morning.
I got some halfway decent shots of Jupiter both before Ganymede moved into Jupiter’s shadow
and after. The moon’s gone!
Afterward I attempted a 15 second shot (the longest my camera is capable of) of M31 which came out ok.
It looks like a big fuzzy patch which is pretty much what I see through the scope.
Things look quite a lot sharper through the scope and I have some hope I’ll be able to get better pictures with practice.