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Visit to Bedford School Astronomical Observatory


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On Tuesday 21 February 2017, a group of Peterborough Astronomical Society members were guests of the Bedford School and Bedford Astronomical Society for a demonstration of their Meade LX 200 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in the observatory. The weather was too windy and cloudy to observe through the dome but the 'scope's 'workings' were demonstrated. The following image is a stacked panoramic comprising eight handheld 'cake slices' stitched together using Photoshop Elements … taken at ISO 40000 (light level in the dome is extremely low) using a Sony A7S and Leica 19mm R Mk 2 lens in vertical / portrait format. This was the first time I'd attempted stitched panoramics; next time I'll proceed a little differently i.e. from a lower camera position to hopefully include stars visible through the open dome and an observer using the 'scope.  

 

 

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dunk 

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