Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday June 15 Pedros 2010

Although not that clear a very well attended evening - numbers upto 30
Still dodging the clouds we saw
The Moon 3 days old
M4 near Antares (Scorpius was an excellent sight rising in the SE )
Omega Centauri
Southern Cross and the "Jewels"
Alpha Centauri
The Double Star in Scorpio ( Graffias )
Trifid Nebula ( the steam from the teapot rising over the Palm trees! how exotic!)
Apart from the Society Dobsonian I bought my small 60mm refractor along - for a few photos of the moon which came out well

Nick tried to shut the meeting down at 9:pm but with little effect - a very busy evening

Tuesday May Pedros

Not sure why we turned up and why it was attended as well as it was!
Possibly because the very bad run of bad weather on these seeing nights.
Typically bad on the Society night - brilliant the following evening as was the case in April

Spent about 1 hr trying to see the gap between the clouds

Peter bought his refractor along - and then tried to sell it- nice scope but too expensive for me though as have no real need for it at the moment. Buyer needs a good mount for it too