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Imaging/Observing Session 18, Feb.

Objects: Jupiter and Magnius Crater, The Moon Session Started 18:56 Seeing: II Slight quivering of the image Transparency: Poor. The Milky way was invisible and only principle Constellations stars were seen below a altitude of 45 degrees Airmass at time of observation: Jupiter -1.2 , Moon- 1.2 The new weather station has now been up and running for the last three weeks and has been logging all sorts of data. I’m not sure which…


Observing Session 30, Nov/1,Dec

Orion Nebula M42 NGC 1976, Sh 2-281, Bernes 117 Air Mass: 1.9 Session started: 00:07 GMT Seeing: I: perfect seeing, No quiver Transparency: Clear Moon: 16 days since New : Phase: 0.98 A magnificent sight as always. Looking at my logs the last time I observed M42 was on the 5, November of last year. And within 30 minutes too. With a full moon 30 degrees to the East, I didn’t spend too much…


DMK Weekend

My long awaited DMK21AUG618 webcam arrived on Friday. This probably explains why most of the weekend there was either total or partial cloud cover. Got all the drivers and software loaded on the pooter, plugged it all in and Bingo – everything works. The USB 2 hub on the pier didn’t like it when I tried to run the camera off it – saying there wasn’t enough power- but just plugging in the power…