Tag: NGC6885

Observing Session: 9, September

Three observing sessions in under a week – it’s been a while since I had one of those. The wind was a little too high to safely open up the DBO, so I dragged the Baby RC out for some star hopping. I’m so glad I don’t have a Cassegrain design any more,  as within 15mins, dew was dripping off the scope. A corrector plate would have dewed up almost immediately! Dealing with dew requires…


Observing Session: 24, June

Well the clear nights are coming thick and fast and although this was a weekday, I managed to stay awake by the time it started to get dark. However, I think I  started to observe a little too early, as the first couple of objects were not seen. Another half an hour might have made all the difference. Session Data Date: 24/06/2014 Time: 22:28 – 00:35 UT Seeing: I Perfectly  Stable, Transparency: Clear. Temp: 12C,  Humidity 91%, Wind…