Archive for March, 2011
A great night to be viewing the heavens: the temperature has dropped off, not a cloud in the sky, not too much of a breeze. Visual magnitude is about a 6, and earth hour was on lol.
Tonight I saw with my 1200mm 8″ dob (with 25 and 10mm eyepieces):
- Saturn and four of its moons! Titan, Tethys, Dione and Rhea. :O
- Eta Carinae
- Tarantula nebula
- the Alpha Centauri double star
- tracked a satellite for a bit across the sky with my 25mm ep from southwest to south! Thankfully I have Stellarium and there just happened to be a sat passing over the right spot at the right time – Radio-Sputnik 15!