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Log, Dec 20, 2002

No people. Needless to say, the viewing was sub-par. Rain was intermittently heavy. The remainder of the time it poured. I thought I could see a bit of brightness through the pea soup fog, but it turned out to be a desk lamp on the other side of the room.

Since I had little else to occupy my time, I decided to collimate my Questar. I set the sturdy little scope up on a rocking chair and zeroed in on the only star I could see, the one on top of the Christmas Tree. The scope was badly in need of adjustment. Initially the image seemed to be five spikes, although as we all know stars are points of light. A few judicious turns of the Stilson, a bit of urging with the crowbar and a tap or two with the sledge hammer and the problem was resolved. Everything I turn the scope on consists of a nice wide sets of concentric rings with a spectacular spot in the center. I think the set of wide concentric rings is called a Hairy Disc.

Well in any case: Have a Wonderful Holiday! And if perchance the sky is clear next Friday December 27th, I'll have FDO open.

-Les Coleman

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Dec 20, 2002
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