Friday, August 05, 2005

observing from camp (Bon Echo)

Observed Venus and Jupiter with the naked eye with Ben and Cam. Possibly saw a half-filled Venus. There's a nice conjunction starting to happen...
  • location: Bon Echo provincial park
  • Joeperry Lake backcountry canoe-in site #524
The sky was very clear. Lots of stars!

This camp site has excellent north-west viewing sightlines. Laurie and Stu's site (523) is pretty good too although the treeline opposite the lagoon is closer / higher.

The only problem is, the portage down to the canoe-launch is long! If we're going to use my telescope and all the gear, I'm gonna need some helpers... Ugh.

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