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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jul 29, 2013 17:38:54 GMT -6
A Clear sky window and a private Chicago Astronomer session
28 July 2013
We were in between cloud masses Sunday evening and Chicago Astronomer Bill called to see if we could grab some scope time before the next mass washed over us. I grabbed the C11/C102 and the CG-5 mount and met Bill by our non-public site. Calling C.A. Steve, he joined us soon after...
Saturn is already starting to enter the muck not soon after sunset and I grabbed a couple of shots...
With M13 high near zenith, it was in a good position for clear imaging...
For the brief time had with open skies, ( 1 1/2 hrs), the skies were clean and deep. Even the south was sharing a nice Scorpius, good enough to snag M7...
Bill spotted the nebulosity in the eyepiece, but Steve and I could not....he is the sky master after all...
At about 10:15 pm, the skies started to muck up and concluded our session...but it was fun and manged to observe good celestial stuff....the CG-5/C11 combo worked well as well as the Ipad mini Sky-fi remote control.
The temps were chilly, but it was comfortable for me, electing to remain in shirt sleeves. We had a visitor stop by and enjoy the sights along with us....big on paranormal chat.
Look to the skies.....
Chicago Astronomer Joe Founder, Administrator and Chief Astronomer
Telescope/Observatory Docent Facilitator Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Astronomy Instructor Instituto Del Progresso/IHSCA
Astronomy Program Instructor British International School of Chicago /Lincoln Park Campus
Resident Astronomer Chicago Park District Nature Oasis/Night Out in the Parks/ 606 Trail