prime focus

Skip forward a week, and I realized I could unscrew the barlow lens from its barrel and screw directly into the 1.25” adapter threads, which allowed me to give prime focus photography a try. Success! My first photo of jupiter and its moons, with uh … minimal (aka terrible) processing:

The following morning with fresh eyes I took a stab at reprocessing it with much better result – in this you can see all four moons! Barely!