Astronomy

Observing Log for

Session Details


Observatory Field, Durham

54.7679, -1.58724

100m

Notes

Good viewing conditions with only 10% cloud cover along the horizons. Still quite quite hazy, especially noticeable in the light pollution towards the north. Celestron 114 - Still getting to learn its ways - mount seems very unstable - once it is in position the precision adjustments are excellent.

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Observations

Jupiter

All four moons visible with both the 114 and the brass.

The Moon

Lots of detail observed along the terminator - brass appearing to give better views.

Iridium Flares

One flare observed by half the people at 11:10pm. A mag -9 flare was observed in the dawn sky (04:24am) by a select bunch of hardcore astronomers

Vega

Vega observed through both the brass and the 114 - the brass gave a strange view - a turquise crescent with a striking blue dot in the centre. The 114 simply gave a turqoise point of light. Vega is in the constellation Lyra.