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Saturday, September 23

CAS Observing Evening Report

A select band of just four met at Big Wood last night for our September observing session. Luckily the weather co-operated and although things looked patchy as we were setting up scopes the sky cleared later on. For once it was quite warm all evening as well, although that wont last for our future meetings I'm sure!

We had some excellent views of some of the favourite deep-sky objects including; the Andromeda Galaxy, the Dumbell Nebula, the Double Cluster, the Whirlpool Galaxy, and several globular and open clusters. Most of the time was spent looking at the fantastic view through Robin's Moonfish ultra-wide angle eyepiece. It was also a good opportunity for me to try out my Telrad finder.

An excellent night's observing and some great conversation made it a very worthwhile night. Hopefully we can persuade a few more people to come along next time.

1 comment:

  1. And don't forget, rather hazy views of both Neptune and Uranus. Altogether a rather pleasant way to spend a few hours and much more accessible and less spartan than Caldbeck!

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