August 24, 1999 12am-1am
Tonight was pretty good for eyepiece viewing of the moon. The atmosphere was a little hazy, but the temperature was good and the moon was nearly full. I played around with some different camera settings, but unfortunately didn't get a complete mapping with the first set. The idea was to make a complete composite. For this session I hung an extra weight on the eyepiece to steady the scope. I targeted the western edge of the moon and waited for her to cross my field of view and just snapped (clicked my "snap" button) shots as she went. This worked *really* well and only occasionally required a hand on the dobsonian pivot point to make sure the scope didn't rise. It was stunning to watch the moon trek across my screen in realtime with every frame.