Saturday, June 25, 2005

two hobbies (Mosport)

While at Mosport, enjoying some fast cars and racing, I also got to enjoy some astronomy. I set up the 'scope in the middle of the paddock!

44.052° N
78.674° W

Went Mercury chasing (I knew it was at a good elongation) but couldn't find it. Still, caught Venus at sunset. As it darkened, we checked out Jupiter.
Instrument: Celestron 8-inch SCT
Mount: Vixen Super Polaris
Method: star hopping
I was very surprised to learn that Bill is a closet astronomer! He was very knowledgeable. And it seems I lit a fire. He said he was going to dust off his old telescope when he got home.