[AZ-Observing] Observing from Cabeza Prieta

  • From: Lynn Blackburn <lynnrb11@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 18:00:20 -0800 (PST)

I spent  the weekend (Fri & Sat. nights) in Cabeza Prieta NWR which is about 35 
mi. south of Sentinel. Both nights were  cloudless. Fri night transparency was 
low and heavy dew sent me to the tent early. Sat. night was much better. As the 
moon set the earthshine was naked eye visible on the horizon after the thin 
crescent was below the horizon. The dark lanes in the Milky Way were very 
defined, seemed to be etched in the area near Cygnus. Naked eye views of  M31 
were the best I have ever seen. The oval shape could be seem apart from the 
core. Lighter dew Sat. Night The most disappointing part of the night was the 
Phoenix light dome, still very visible from this distance! Lynn

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