[AZ-Observing] Re: Sentinel this weekend

  • From: Jeff Hopkins <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 10:54:55 -0700

I wish to give Steve Coe a belated thanks for providing the Planet 
Mania Booklet. I'm saddened more people didn't show and take 
advantage of it. The booklet is well done.

John Majewski and I observed with his 8" Meade SCT and my 13.1" DOB. 
While Venus, Mercury and Mars were very easy and Saturn later, 
Jupiter rose after we left. I have seen Uranus recently, but not that 
night and I have yet to find Neptune. Pluto is visually well beyond 
8" and smaller scopes and even a real challenge in larger scopes. 
Still it was an interesting challenge. Since this was essentially the 
first time John had used his SCT in a dark sky environment, we spent 
most of the time looking at deep sky objects.

Thanks again Steve!


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