Tag: M32

Observing Session: 16, August

  Tonight was one of those Keyhole Astronomy sessions, where you observe through the gaps in between slowly moving banks of cloud.  While this wasn’t a problem, the 77% illuminated Moon was! I’m still struggling to complete the remaining items in Sagittarius (M69 and M70)  as these are all pretty much on the horizon when I’m able to observe them.  There was a little low murk above the horizon, but this seemed magnified by the…


Observing Session: 17, July

Things this evening were looking a little dodgy, but if I can see the Milky Way through the high thin murk, then I figured it was probably just worth opening up.  The Moon is 70% illuminated, but slowly setting. Session Data Date: 17/07/2013 Time: 22:11 – 00:23 UT Temp: 14.7c, Air Pressure: 1019Mb, Humidity: 99%, Dew point: 14.5c, Wind Speed: 4.0 MPH . Seeing: I Perfectly Stable, Transparency: Mostly Clear.   M24 Can’t really make this…