Society Obs Logs
A good turnout converged before sunset beneath clear skies. Time was spent chatting at Aiden's waiting for the darkness to ensue before taking the 114 up to the obs field. The first target was a setting Venus, with the disc clearly visible. The next two objects were the ever popular Saturn and the first quarter Moon, with the latter offering great views of its craters. Due to the eternal twilight combined with the brilliant Moon, deep sky observing was made difficult, but the globular cluster M13 was still spotted. Another planet, Mars, was observed along with many satellites throughout the night, before heading home.
It was a good Obs and not cold.Shame next week we will be completely drowned by the near full moon.
Perhaps projecting the moon onto paper will work next week?
Yes, it was a very mild night, especially considering how clear it was. We did briefly try projecting the moon last night, but it didn't work particularly well, it would probably work better with the full moon I'd imagine. But then again, when was the last time we had three clear Saturdays in a row?
Our favourite observing spot! And what better place, than in front of the old observatory? If the skies are clear, this is where we go to get away from the lights of the city to do the majority of our observation sessions. It is also where we enjoy our annual summer picnic!
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