Category Archives: Looking Up

5 Planets Aligned

Well, tomorrow morning, there were supposed to be 5 bright planets aligned in the east. I will have to wait a few more days, since it is totally cloudy here at the moment, and for the foreseeable future.  (I suppose there … Continue reading

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August Star Party (part 2)

I am going to finish the August review now, since we are nearly to November.  You can see the previous entry. As I said, Vega was immediately apparent almost straight up.  Which meant that Lyra was almost directly overhead.  So, … Continue reading

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Star Party August 2012

Pretty successful party for me.  I paid attention, and saw lots of things, including a few of the Perseid Meteors. Though none of the really spectacular ones that others at the site saw.  I had my head down most of … Continue reading

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Curiosity

Apparently, the rover has landed successfully.  So, where are the martians?

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Finally

I made it to the star party last night.  The sky was very clear, but a little bit (or maybe a lot) humid.  There were lots of people out with scopes, and I was actually able to help some people … Continue reading

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Tonight

Okay, tonight was quite clear, but my eyes were not at all dark adjusted.  However, I did get a look at (from South to North, I think) Orion, Taurus (with Hyades and Pleiades), Auriga, Perseus, Casseiopeia, and Gemini just rising … Continue reading

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Didn’t make it

Okay, with respect to the last entry, I did not make it out that night.  Don’t ask why, though it did seem to be clouding up when I was preparing to go.  In any case, I think the plan is … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow should be a nice, clear, cold night.  I think I will concentrate on Perseus, Auriga, Orion, and maybe Taurus, and possibly Gemini, if I can last that long.  (Maybe some long underwear is in order.) So, here are some … Continue reading

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More views of Jupiter

We were out last night looking at Jupiter.  Still some nice views.  Tried the 10 mm objective with the orange filter and saw the bands very clearly.  Matt was able to make out at least one moon in his binoculars.  … Continue reading

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Jupiter Late October 2011

Some pretty wonderful views of Jupiter lately.  As it turns out, according to a recent Astronomy Picture of the Day Jupiter is near opposition, and also quite close to the earth.  So, prime viewing.  As we have been having some … Continue reading

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