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Open Observing Event Wellow Sunday 13 March
« on: March 14, 2016, 03:13:13 PM »
We had our first open observing event for some months last night at Wellow. Ben, Steve,Tony, Andy and Sandy all brought telescopes, and we had about 20 people all told. The weather was  better (in terms of the duration of clear skies) than forecast. We had good views of a crescent Moon (including one dark limb  lunar occultation that Ben caught), Jupiter, and several double stars, and as the moon descended in the west we  took in a range of open clusters, M3, and the brightest Ursa Major galaxies. Later in the evening the Leo and Virgo galaxy clusters were high enough to be worth a look. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and it was good to get out after a large gap for many of us. :)
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