For those of you imagers, we bet you cannot wait until mid-late August when the skies become dark enough to (re)start your astro imaging. We usually say that from the peak of the Perseid meteor shower onward is when the “astronomy season” starts again.
We’ll do a little more detailed blog soon on the objects that are up in the sky to see/image, but the highlights of whats on show would be the nebulosity in and around Cygnus (North American Nebula, nebulosity around Sadr, Crescent nebula), and other nebulae such the Elephants Trunk, Cocoon and Wizard. Then there is the Double cluster in Perseus and of course the Andromeda Galaxy on the rise too.
All the above mentioned objects, and many more in the autumnal night sky can be imaged with Celestron’s RASA 8″ telescope – and imaged fast with its f/2 focal ratio. It was recently review in the July 2019 issue of Sky at Night magazine where it scored 4.5 out of 5 stars. We are big fans of the RASA 8. It has a relatively low weight (~7.7kg) and can be used on popular medium sized mounts and its affordable too.
To get the low down on this scope you can check out its review >>here<<.