Observing report for the 14th November 2012

We had a surprisingly low turn out for such a clear night. There were only 6 visitors and two scopes. But for those who came out they got to see quite a lot. With a 10″ Newtonian and a 6″ SCT we had good views of a motley collection of Messier objects, Jupiter and Uranus  plus a few other DSO. Amongst our targets for the night were M31, M57, M81 and M82, M36 to M38, the double cluster, Alberio, and the planetary nebula, M78 and M79. Trevor tried for the Eskimo and could not get it in the murk. I had similar problems with M101 and M1. But these were made up for with nice views of M42 as it rose above the hedgerows.

Hopefully this will tempt a few more of you out to our next observing session in December as a welcome break from present wrapping.

Cheers,

Ian

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