Went out last night during the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. The main purpose was of course to watch and try to photograph the Lyrids, but I brought my binoculars as well, just in case. Scanned Hercules and it didn't take long to find M13. Of course not as impressive through binos as through a scope, but still nice to spot it again.
This was the second session with this comet. A combination of binos for visual and a bit of widefield photography to capture this comet (DSLR + iOptron Skytracker V2). Started by locating the comet with my binos and rigged the iOptron and DSLR after that. Wanted to get both the comet and the Pleiades in frame. This is my, so far, sixth observed comet.
Old observation Spotted this comet during a short "between-the-clouds-session" with my binos (actually, with my old and now retired Celestron UpClose 10x50). Bagged the fuzzy little thing and decided that I'd get a scope out later. However, that never happened. Oh well more comets to come, I'm sure.
|Opticron Imagic TGA WP 10x50||9|
|Skywatcher Skymax 90||4|
|Skywatcher Explorer 150PDS||6|
|Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube||8|