Saturday, January 3, 2009

1/3/09 Observing Log

Observed these objects tonight:

  • Moon - Half-moon in low power, good views of terminator in high power
  • Venus - Half-moon crescent
  • Rigel - Used this to align laser pointer with main scope
  • M42, M43 (Orion Nebula) - First sighting. Can easily see Trapezium in high power.
  • M41 - Open cluster. Stars are nice points of light.
  • M35 - Open cluster.
  • Castor - Split double star under high power. Got to 300x using 4mm eyepiece

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