Robotic Mount

Check out this photo taken from Brian Ottum’s new robotic telecope mount.

“This is the "first light" shot using my new robotic telescope mount. The Great Hercules Cluster, M13, is a ball of 400,000 stars packed together. You can see the "blue straggler" stars surrounding the core. Remarkably, there was no autoguiding the 70 minutes of exposure. The new mount is 4X more precise than the old one, so I no longer have a piggyback refractor or autoguider. Even more impressive, this was taken March 21 with a nearby full moon!” - Brian Ottum