I’ve been trying to keep a record of my observations on sheets of paper. But unfortunately, these papers sometimes go missing.
So now onwards, I’ll be recording my observation on this blog (sketching will still be on paper though 😉 ).
But besides my making sure they’re all in one place, you’ll get to read them too!
They’re pretty boring right now (viewing conditions from home are far from good)…but I’ll be heading off to Boston in fall, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some clearer skies!
Date: Monday, 13/05/2013
Location: Balcony (latitude: 3.03, longitude:101.57)
Sky conditions: Slight wind, heavy haze on the horizon, medium haze overhead, crescent moonlight.
Equipment: Skywatcher 10″ Dobsonian, 24mm and 10mm Plossl.
1. Saw a binary star for my first time. Location: Ursa Major.
2. Saw Saturn, which was as peachy and beautiful as ever. Location: Virgo
Time: 9.40 om
M3 on the hunting dogs (Canes Venatici), next to the herdsman (Bootes).
Used Arcturus and 3 stars of Ursa Major’s tail for reference.
Not enough visible stars to starhop to M3.