[AZ-Observing] Sentinel this weekend

  • From: "Steve Coe" <stevecoe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 02:19:06 -0700

I was indeed, windy.  I am so glad that I was fortunate enough to get off work 
Thursday night and get some observing done that night.  As a matter of fact, 
the view I had of Saturn at 320X in the Nexstar 11 was one of my best ever, the 
seeing was really excellent on Thursday evening.  Lots of detail on the ball of 
the planet, spokes in the rings and the crepe ring was easy all the way around. 

On Friday night, Joe Goss and I kinda waited for the clouds to go away and they 
would open up for a while and then close back down for a while.  It was a 
waiting game.  Glen Nishimoto and Jeff V. were there and I had a great view of 
the Sun on Friday afternoon in Jeff's H-alpha filter.  Super prominences.  I 
did get some deep sky observing done among the clouds.

Also, Joe and I did lots of planets so we could be the only two who actually 
did the planet mania challenge at Sentinel.  Results later.

Then the winds came.  On Saturday the wind picked up during the day and never 
really let up.  So, we fought it for a while and then just gave up and came 

Maybe next New Moon we can try again.....just  a thought.  

See ya;
Steve Coe
Author "Deep Sky Observing--The Astronomical Tourist"
Saguaro Astronomy Club website
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