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charles

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Open Observing Session Wellow 2 October
« on: October 03, 2015, 12:38:14 PM »
We had a good open observing session at Wellow last night, with Tony (12"Dob), Ben Luger (16" Dob), and me with my 12" . Dob heaven!
We had a total of about 10 visitors over a couple of hours, and we looked at double stars, open and globular clusters, planetary nebulae, M31 and its satellites, and the Veil Nebula. Uranus was an easy enough target later in the evening, but Neptune eluded us. Must try harder!
We also saw what appeared to be a brief Iridium flare to the north at around 9pm, but as far as I can tell none was due then. It was a brief, apparently unmoving, flash of about -6, so I am mystified as to what it might have been.
By 10.30 or so dewing was heavy, and the mist was closing in - M33 was invisible! So we packed up just as the moon rose.

Chuck McPartlin

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Re: Open Observing Session Wellow 2 October
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2015, 08:42:02 PM »
Charles -

To identify satellite sightings, try out CalSky at:   http://www.calsky.com/

It's got all kinds of great features for calculating events like ISS transits
across the Sun and Moon, too.

Hasta nebula - Chuck