Sunday, September 20, 2015

A clear evening for this past observatory night

It's been awhile, but we had clear skies this past Friday. We observed the following objects:

Through the 14-inch scope

  • Albireo (double star in Cygnus)
  • M13 (Hercules globular cluster)
  • M57 (planetary nebula in Lyra)
  • M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

Through the 8-inch scope

  • Saturn
  • Waxing crescent Moon

Binoculars

Many thanks to Kim and Ryan for operating the 8-inch telescope and binoculars, respectively, and thanks also to the MC Stargazer club members. These events would not be possible without the time and talent of Montgomery College students.

The next two events are full, but we've added a wait list to the Eventbrite ticket reservations. If you are on the wait list, you will be notified by email if a slot opens up.

The MC Stargazer's club is planning to do some daytime solar observing events on the Rockville campus this coming October. I will post information when we have the details.