Tombaugh is now collimated and awaiting dark skies

David Cromer and I finished collimating the optics on the Tombaugh.  The collimation was near perfect and the optics are performing well.    I took a 60 second (no guiding,  just telescope tracking) image of M66 in Leo displayed in this article.  The image was taken with a 80% sunlight moon just 20 degrees away!  The moon is the reason for the large bright area in the top of the image.  David and I saw Jupiter visually using an 8 foot step ladder.  Very nice image considering the planet was only about 20 degrees above the horizon.