I have been absent from the night skies for a while, due to my wife undergoing treatment for Melanoma cancer. She is now doing well. I have also been studying the guitar again and have been busy recording a CD. Anyhow, I have just dusted off the equipment and am now testing out the Mead AutoStar Suite on a laptop that is connected to the LXD75-10, and I am remotely controlling everything in my warm home office via VNC.
Currently I am concentrating on the area about Ursa Major: a lot is in there if one can get past all of the sky glow in that area of the sky. This is one of the brightest areas of the sky where I reside and I do like the challenge of beating the light with correct exposures and light pollution filters.