Tag: NGC7000

Observing Session: 14, October

Well I guess the recent run of clear nights has probably come to an end. The high pressure that has been sitting over us for the last few weeks, has now made way for Low pressure, which is bringing in high winds and all the cloud from the North. Looking at the logs, I’ve had 12 observing sessions in a little under two months – a record number, which has included 50 unique objects…


Observing Session: 13, October

…and the clear nights continue to roll ūüôā Date: 13/10/2015¬†Time: 19:19 ‚Äď 22:25 UT Seeing: II Mostly Stable,¬†Transparency: I Extremely¬†Clear,¬†Temp:10.0c,¬†Pressure: 1011mb,¬†Humidity: 79%,¬†Dew Point: 3.0 ,¬†Wind: 6.0mph,¬†SQM: 18.3¬†NELM: 5.0 Collinder 401 In the Altair 250mm f/8 RC, 40mm Plossl, 51 X, 52′ West is to the 9 O’Clock I planted the scope on target and was expecting to see something that looked like an open cluster. NOTHING. So I checked the star field on Skysafari…