CEDIC team goes Chile II
In February 2014, the CEDIC team , (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Herbert Walter and Wolfgang Leitner at that time) had a very productive first trip to Chile. So, we decided to go there again, in Oct 2015. This time the CEDIC team consisted of Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Justin Kabaus and Markus Blauensteiner. Unfortunately El Niño was active and so the weather conditions were not comparable with our excellent first trip to Chile. We could use only 9 nights. Nevertheless, it was another impressive journey and we could capture quite a number of fine images.
Despite of the not optimal weather conditions we could capture enough raw data to fill 8 postings: - Part #1: Orion - Upside Down - Part #2: South of Orion - Part #3: Small Magellanic Cloud - Part #4: Large Magellanic Cloud - Part #5: Galaxies in Sculptor & Fornax - Part #6: Heart of Milky Way - Part #7: Corona Australis - Part #8: Galaxies south of Helix
At the Hacienda los Andes, we could use the following equipment, provided by Daniel Verschatse: - TEC RC 20” incl. FLI PL16803 on AP1600GTO - RCOS RC 14.5” incl. FLI PL16070 on AP1200GTO (piggyback: AP TRaveller 4” APO) - Astro Physics RHA 305mm incl. FLI PL29050 on AP1200GTO - Astro Physics Mach1GTO
Additionally to this list of setups each of us brought DSLRs and CCD-cameras with one including a number of telephoto lenses and wide-angle lenses. Planning and coordinating this huge number of different setups within our team was a true challenge, which we could only master by using the planning tool of CCD-Guide (www.ccdguide.com).