Tag: NGC7039

Observing Session: 31, October

This evening was the first real test of my new SkyTee mount. Fitted with the turret, most of the star hopping done was made through the 14mm Delos – each hop being no more than a few FOV diameters from one object to the next. I also had another bash and trying to draw what I observe through the eyepiece,  using the iPad and a stylus.  The purpose is not to produce a work…


Observing Session: 1, October

…and the clear nights keep coming.  The Moon is back but these small cluster observations aren’t particularly affected by its presence. Date:  1/10/2015  Time:  19:54 – 00:29 UT Seeing: II Mostly Stable, Transparency: II Clear, Temp:10.5c,  Pressure: 1013mb, Humidity: 81%, Dew Point: 8.0 , Wind: 8.0mph, SQM: 17.8 NELM: 4.9 Collinder 420, NGC6910 In the Altair 250mm f/8 RC, 14mm Delos, 145 X, 29.8′ West is to the 7 O’Clock At the centre of the cluster are two bright stars of 7.2 and…