Members will be only too aware that, like other astronomical societies, NAS has been looking at the problems thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects on members and visitors caused by our present ban on sharing eyepieces. Although disinfectant options to that problem may be coming close, there are other more radical options that we are currently evaluating.

One solution is to use our Atik Horizon astro video camera and its Infinity software connected to one of our dome telescopes. Our prefered telescope for this work will be the new Meade 16 inch in the Genesis dome. In the meantime NAS member Andrew Sutkowski has run evaluations with the Maksutov telescope in the Herschel dome. This is one of the video images that he has produced.

Uses Infinity stacking s/w