It didn’t take long for some high cloud to come and hide the deep sky objects from our telescopes, but for the few members who made the journey we did manage to get to see some stuff. M57 and M31 were the only deep sky objects. We got a faint look at comet Hergenrothe and a nice view of Uranus. A bit later we had some nice views of Jupiter as it rose above the trees. It was nicely framed by the Galilean satellites which formed a rectangle surrounding the disk of the planet and on which several bands could be seen. One of our members even managed to get a picture of it on his phond through the scopes eyepiece!
We WILL be observing tonight (16/10) at the main car park of the Uffington White Horse from 8pm onwards.
There is NO observing tonight (15/10).
There is NO observing tonight (19/9).
Despite the stronger than expected winds, we managed to see quite a bit last night. The winds made high magnification difficult, but there was still plenty to see, especially low in the southern sky. The milky way was visible as well as M57, M31, M13, M51, M17, M18, Uranus, Neptune, the mini coat hanger and the coat hanger asterisks.
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