February 15th, 2005

battyden

Last night

Last night I took some visitors to the Observatory. (frames, colour and marquee warning)

The night was clear and dark; perfect for looking through a 300mm (approx 12") Schmidt Cassegrain. We looked at Titan and the Cassini Gap in Saturn's rings, mountains on the moon, double stars, globular clusters and the Orion nebula. Finding things was easy with the computerised GOTO unit. He'd enter the number or name, and the scope would swing around to the spot.

And he had a green laser pointer to point at things. I want one. And one of these wouldn't go astray.
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