Good seeing, transparency and an almost full Moon. To me that translates to a good opportunity for a nice high definition image. While we are all familiar with the Moon's basic features, if you look closely some not too familiar features show up. I highly recommend navigating the high resolution version here. #astro
Everything needs some TLC from time to time, especially after 4 years of exposure to the elements. The observatory is no exception.
When I rolled back the roof one evening during the start of a routine remote imaging session, something didn't appear to be right. "Roof Status: UNKNOWN" was flashing on the screen. At that point I connected to the camera to get a live view, and it appeared it had opened all the way, but it looked as if it was a few inches further in than norma