Society Obs Logs
Astrosoc met under CLEAR SKY!!!!
The 114 was quickly slewed to Orion's Nebula, which provided for some members a first look at this spectacular object. Soon the Pleides were requested and soon the telescope's field of view as filled with this large open cluster. The Andromeda Galaxy was picked up as well as one of its satellite galaxies.
By this time the lack of cloud had turned the evening rather chilly and biscuits were used as encouragement for members to stay and keep me company. Shortly after, the Double Cluster was located and provided the members a view of this brilliant object.
The familiar orange disk-like image of Mars was observed amid the glow of the light pollution. High magnifications failed to provide any of Mars' detail.
At this point the Obs was cut short by the cold weather.
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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