Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Collimating the Telescope

One frame! One shot! That was it! Yikes! During our astronomy meeting tonight, several members were demonstrating how to collimate the optics in a Newtonian telescope. I wandered over, saw this image (or rather part of the image) and took one shot with my toy camera. Then they all moved and the picture was gone! I was so surprised when I got home to find out that the shot was OK. And even more surprised because I hadn't seen the man on the right - I thought I was only photographing two people! The addition of the third face on the right really makes this shot, I think.

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