Flintstone Stargazing

September 29, 2009

Visual Observing

Filed under: astronomy, Observation Journal — Ed @ 12:00 am

Tonight, the sky was fantastic – extremely clear. Even though the Moon was very bright, I just had to get the scope out. Unfortunately it was a bit windy for imaging, so I don’t have any pictures. I did, however get an additional 7 Messier’s observed so I’m just 10 away from the Messier award. I also took the opportunity to look at Jupiter, the Moon, Neptune (for the first time!) and Uranus. Neptune was hard to find and difficult to pick out – it was just like a little blue, faint star. Uranus, however, was resolvable into a blue disc at higher magnification. I hope to get some imaging of both of these sometime soon.

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