This time I decided to have a try on Mars and on Moon. The weather was fine - very warm about 16C - but seeing was rather terrible. I built up the C8 on the GP and succeeded in a quite good collimation adjustment, which had been necessary again. Already here I saw this bad seeing.

At first I made about one hour visual observations with the C8 on M27, M57, NGC7662 and Epsilon Lyrae. After this Moon and Mars were high enough to change the setup to imaging with the ToUcam webcam.

Then I pointed the C8 towards Mars and the "live-image" showed a lot of warbling and Mars jumped around in the camera window. Nevertheless I tried some imaging and after a lot of frustration with the C8 I switched to the Nighthawk Refractor. I took 2 AVI files of Mars and then finally I "shot down" North and South pole of the Moon ...

MARS 23 September 2005 / 2329 CEST (MESZ)
C8 with 25mm eyepiece projection; ca 250/600 images; treated with IRIS; AIP4WIN; ImagesPlus

MARS 23 September 2005 / 2351 CEST (MESZ)
C8 with 25mm eyepiece projection; ca 300/600 images; treated with IRIS; AIP4WIN; ImagesPlus

MARS 23 September 2005 / 2351 CEST (MESZ)
Nighthawk (80/480mm) with 25mm eyepiece projection; ca 400/600 images; treated with IRIS; AIP4WIN; ImagesPlus

MOON 24 September 2005 / 0057 CEST (MESZ)
Nighthawk (80/480mm) with 25mm eyepiece projection; ca 130/300 images; treated with IRIS; AIP4WIN; ImagesPlus

MOON 24 September 2005 / 0053 CEST (MESZ)
Nighthawk (80/480mm) with 25mm eyepiece projection; ca 140/300 images; treated with IRIS; AIP4WIN; ImagesPlus