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Log, Aug 27, 2004

18 people. I told a family in a car and a lady on the phone that I doubted we would actually open tonight, but things improved - somewhat. Heavy hazy humidity and a 94% illuminated Moon made for very bright skies. Several fuzzy objects I normally turn to this time of year were totally washed out. Since people like planets, I tried for the two possible planets - Uranus and Neptune with fair success. They certainly weren't very spectacular but everyone was able to just make them out.

We talked about the nature of double stars. Albireo was too high to be viewed, so we looked at Alcor and Mizar. We tried for M31 - unsuccessfully at first

-Les Coleman

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