After a long break of about 5 years, I have decided to get back into astrophotography. I recently made some upgrades to the obs to make it more comfortable and purchased some new equipment. The replacement of the meade fork mount with a Celestron CGX mount has been well worth it. On the few cold clear nights that have been available after installing it, I was able to get the polar alignment spot on and this thing locates objects and tracks beautifully. 

From this…

To this…

Changes:

  • Lined the walls and gave it a coat of paint,
  • Replaced some monitors with bigger screens,
  • Added a new laptop (not shown here)
  • Replaced the Meade Fork mount with a CGX EQ mount
  • And generally reorganised.