I took an out-of-focus shot of the star Misam to see about collimation issues, and indeed, this crosshair (the silhouette of the vanes holding the secondary) is not quite in the center. So I'll have to fix that.
Okay, got to mess with the Unistellar eVscope again tonight. I've decided the software is atrocious.
I also am still struggling with some focus problems. It likely needs a good collimation before I can really dial it in properly, so everything looks indistinct.
I managed to photograph the M 103 and NGC 891.
Laser speckle is such a neat thing. If you've ever used a laser pointer, you've seen it: a kind of glittery quality in the spot of light it creates.
What's happening is, when coherent light from a laser pointer hits a surface with asperities larger than a wavelength, they interfere with one another, making some parts brighter than others.
to answer your next question: a lot
principally i want to be closer to my TV (within 10 feet) so that I can play video games and such with a more immersive feeling (and perhaps without wearing glasses)
time for the weekly epistemic slapfight on /r/philosophyofscience https://www.reddit.com/r/PhilosophyofScience/comments/ltqw65/is_science_considered_a_belief_system_in_the_same/
Okay, nativefier is pretty great. I avoided it because of the whole Electron thing, but here I am.
I find myself saying “ganky” a lot today (or some form thereof)