Sunday, February 14, 2016
napping in the back
Spent some time today trying to fix my pipe mount for my big binos. After an hour's effort I finished, but it's frustrating to have to devote so much maintenance to it. And it cannot balance well. I went out at 9om and had some views of Orion's Sword, the belt, the head cluster, M41, and M45.... But there was high fog blowing in and a quarter moon. I ended up closing my eyes and listening to the crickets singing over the traffic noise. I must've drifted off for a bit. In any case, I packed it in, determined to build a decent parallelogram mount so I can better enjoy the big binos, The view of Orion's sword would be excellent if I could get it steady.