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A record of my visual observations using my telescope and my eyes

Observing Report: July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 – 10:33 PM

The skies were clear and I’ve had an itch to visually observe for a while. I got out to my club’s observing session last Friday night, but spent most of the evening helping others, so didn’t get to do much of my own work. I’m fine with that as I really enjoy helping others (especially […]

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Observing Report: May 13, 2015

May 14, 2015 – 5:35 PM

Once again, it had been a very long time since I got out with the telescope. A very cold winter followed by a cloudy Spring has left me needing photons. I needed a fix so bad, that I took an hour or two on Wednesday night, where it wasn’t even dark enough to see stars […]

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M36, M37, and M38 – Three Open Clusters in Auriga

November 30, 2014 – 10:52 PM

Date: November 30, 2014 Location: Home (Raleigh, NC) Skies: Clear, reasonably steady, poor transparency, light polluted Temp/Humidity: Upper 50’s, low humidity Moon: Gibbous (69%) As nights get longer and colder, Capella, the 6th brightest star visible from Earth (other than our sun) moves higher and higher in the east. It marks a corner of a […]

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