14 Photos - Jan 29, 2012
Photo: Photo: Photo: Good seeing and animation from Jan 4 0321-0444UT  Cooler temps prevailed over my last post (60*F previously on 12/27).
This past Thursday was a cool 18ish *F at time of packing up.

Awesome cold winter trans and some variably stable air 6-8 seeing.
Moments were very blurry (no doubt due to lack of active cooling and
extreme temp diff inside and out (5+ hrs cooling and lymax cat cooler
helped a bit). During the stable seeing I'd swear it was a great
9/10, but I setup really far from the scope during some of the
captures to keep my own heat from overwhelming the optical path of 80*
altitude.

In any case, I got great set with animation here:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2172597044_e5bf1f4ba6_o.gif

and slower here:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/2172596932_b7a6c40df5_o.gif

I had a hard time manually adjusting the whitebalance via Gimp and
also repositioned the scope halfway but didn't correct.

I was hoping to get a glimpse of Olympus Mons and I thinkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: