Saturday, September 17, 2005
Deepsky, Herschel and Tirion

Observing the deepsky
This weekend is packed with astronomy. Last night I enjoyed a few hours of stargazing with Leo, a fellow astronomer. We toured Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Andromeda and Perseus using big binoculars (15x80 and 20x90) and the Sky Window / Sky Mirror. Occasionally we used Leo's 10-inch Dobson. We visited a few of old friends: Stock 2, the double cluster, ET (NGC 457), Herschel's Garnet Star, M 31, The hockey stick, Alpha Persei Moving Cluster, Algol, and later that evening a nearly full Moon. The seeing was not to good, but it felt good to have a few hours of deepsky observing after two weeks.

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