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charles

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Observing on Whitesheet Hill 18 April
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:38:02 PM »
Steve K and I went observing on Whitesheet Hill last night. The weather was very clear; not particularly cold, but quite a stiff easterly breeze. Setting up in the lee of our  cars provided adequate shelter for most sorts of visual observing. Steve was getting to know his new Celestron 8" SCT on a computerised German equatorial mount. I spent most of the time working my way around the galaxies in Virgo and Coma B, including outliers such as M104 and M64. The darkness and transparency of the sky were wonderful; I had a quick look at the Orion Nebula when it was so low that Rigel had already set, and it still looked pretty good. :)