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Bins to the rescue!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:06 pm
by philip pugh
Last night the weather was appalling. However, I noticed that the Moon was making it through some gaps in the cloud. Copernicus was on the terminator, a great sight. Had I tried to lug a telescope and camera out, I wouldn't have seen anything at all.

Sometimes the "grab and go" approach works.

RE: Bins to the rescue!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:16 pm
by les
HI Philip,
Its looking good here for tonight but observations will be severely restricted because I cant get my scopes out because of snowdrifts in my garden.So it will just be the bins and with the full Mooon things will be restricted even further.But theres always something to see.[:)]
Regards and clear skiesm Les.

RE: Bins to the rescue!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:50 pm
by les
HI There,
It was sureal out with my bins last night in the garden surrounded by frost glistening snowdrifts,[8D] It felt more like Christmas than Easter,but with the constellations twisted round.Ive certainly never gazed upon Antares in a bleak Midwinter landscape before.
Regards Les.

RE: Bins to the rescue!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:33 pm
by cyclops
Had an interesting look out last night. After scanning the stars I saw something very bright in the west-Venus of course. But also a star to the right of it,which would be my first sight of Mercury!