Saturday, May 16, 2015

Finally a clear evening!

Clear skies last night allowed us to observe the following objects:

Through the 14-inch scope

  • Jupiter
  • M13 (globular cluster in Hercules)
  • Alcor (double star in Ursa Major)
  • M81 (galaxy in Ursa Major, 12 million light-years distant!)

Through the 8-inch scope

  • Venus
  • Castor (double star in Gemini)


  • M44 (Beehive Cluster, an open cluster in Cancer)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May / June 2015 Starmap

The latest starmap is here: MCAO May / June Starmap.

And here is a link to the presentation I gave at May 1 observatory night. (It was about lunar phases.)

Quick pic of Saturn (9 May 2015) with Canon EOS mounted to 14-inch.