Polar alignment and tracking

After a misty day and evening we finally opened up and got to work on mount alignment.  Once aligned we did a quick test of tracking (about one pixel drift in 10 minutes, but we should do better), tried to take a picture of the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae (which were only 20 deg from the full moon), and called it a night.  Things are starting to work very well.

hko150601_1 hko150601_2 hko150601_3 hko150601_4 hko150601_5 hko150601_6