The balcony, as a temporary(?) home observatory

I am a lazy man, so I automate, leave in place, pre-program — and stuff like that. For Jupiter and Saturn, I made my rather humble balcony into a humble observatory, before the real estate developers (this is a politically correct name for what they really are) fuck up my horizon.

Since accurate polar alignment is not feasible when one can just accidentally kick the mount, just that tiny little bit, and I don’t intend to do deep sky from here, the whole thing is aligned by smell and then guided by the soapbox.

(tovább…)

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