Saturday, August 05, 2006

found the 8th planet (Union)


Tonight, or should I say, early this morning, I (think I) finally saw Neptune. (My notes show 7:00am beside my sketch but that can't be right. I was probably around 2 or 3am.)

I was confident I was in the correct location. Although I struggled with the inverted , flipped view of the finder scope.

I moved straight down (in the field of view) from Iota Cap.

A dark blue faint disc. With a couple of bright points nearby. Can one see the moons of Neptune with a "small" telescope?!

temp: 13°C
pressure: steady
humidity: 98%

I guess the thing to do is monitor it over a couple of weeks...

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