Tag: M94

Observing Session 23, April

Nearly the end of April and this has been my first proper observing session of 2014. A really terrible start to the year! The one or two clear nights in March weren’t helped buy pointing problems on the G11. The RA motor decided to go tits up and  slews were 20° off,  at boot up.  I had to resort to a ‘Cold Start’ and rebuild the pointing model. Things will be okay for 10…


Observing Session: 25, August

  August is proving to be an awful month for observational astronomy.  While it seems clear, its been warm and very humid so transparency has been particularly bad. With the Moon up again, the light scatter,  renders most things except Open Clusters,  either invisible, or so poor that it’s not even worth recording. Becoming really discouraged  and I find myself wishing Winter was back. There maybe fewer clear nights, but at least it is less…