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First Light Report - Lodestar X2 and Lodestar LIVE Software

11 Sep 2014, 16:00 UTC
First Light Report - Lodestar X2 and Lodestar LIVE Software
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It was a night in July, the 17th to be exact. Cloudy of course, as is so often the unfortunate case here in Tennessee. I decided to perform my almost nightly pilgrimage to NightSkiesNetwork, to see if other fellow amateur astronomers are plagued by my misfortune or if it was just me. Fortunately, there was a few broadcasting their views through their telescopes. Some are the exceedingly lucky, they seem to always be online and sharing their views, while others you chance upon only from time to time. This time I saw TomIN channel. Tom has a variety of equipment, but most often I see him having fun with his C11 and Mallincam Xtreme. Tonight was something new however, a deeply detailed, monochrome view that I hadn't seen the likes of before. Curious, I immediately signed in to join in the fun and to inquire about the equipment used. Oh, the fine folks on NSN are always welcoming to questions by the way, and if you ever happen to see me on my channel (AtTheEyepiece), by all means say "hi"!I can't think of any other time in my astronomical adventures have I been so impressed by a relatively new product ...

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