[AZ-Observing] Re: Sentinel report

  • From: "Stanley A. Gorodenski" <stan_gorodenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 12:31:19 -0800

Glad to see it finally panned out for you. It was mostly clear up here 
with some cloud banks here and there.
Stan

Steve Coe wrote:

>Howdy all;
> 
>Well, I did get some observing in at Sentinel this weekend.  It was just
>me.  I did give myself a scope set up I have not used before..I
>piggybacked the Orion 100mm f/6 RFT refractor on the back of the Nexstar
>11 and it turned out to be a very useful setup.  Having the high power
>view and the rich field view both available at the same time is very
>interesting.
> 
>There were a few clouds on the horizon on Sunday night, mostly over the
>Tucson area.  I did some observations of open clusters and nebulae in
>Vulpecula and Lacerta, I will post some observations later.
> 
>Comet Macholz is south of Lepus and I saved it for last.  I could not
>see it naked eye, but it was about 7th magnitude in the refractor.
>There was no tail that I could see, but the core was offset within the
>coma, so one may be forming.  As I understand it, this comet will pass
>near the Pleiades in January, should make for some fun pictures.
> 
>At midnight, just as I was tearing down, there were a few lightening
>strikes way off to the south.  So, I think that the weather was closing
>in yet again.  I was happy to get in four or five hours of some good
>observing.
> 
>I had no trouble what so ever with people trying to make their way over
>the border.  It was quiet all night.
> 
>Maybe next New Moon will be better;
>Steve Coe
> 
>P.S.  I did retrieve my hockey pucks..I left the tripod, but I got the
>hockey pucks;-)
> 
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