Log, Oct 10, 2008

Although we had hoped to observe Venus tonight, it was just too low in the southwestern sky for the telescope to maneuver to, but Jupiter, as ever, was its usual beautiful sight. We also called a momentary halt to the observing to watch the International Space Station travel in the north, then back inside for the Lagoon Nebula, M8, a stellar nursery in Sagittarius, The almost full Moon, also was worth looking at, especially with its brightness stopped down with a filter. For many visitors, the Moon is the premier object in the sky. Later in the night, we realigned the telescope, then to be sure it was set properly, observed Uranus, Neptune, and several double stars, including the "double-double," epsilon Lyrae, which we were able to break up into its four separate stars.

-Les Coleman

Leslie Coleman
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Oct 10, 2008
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