Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturn behind trees (Toronto)

It was looking like it was going to be clear. I was wavering, debating whether to assemble the 'scope on the porch.

When I phoned Tony to say that I missed him (after all the mini work parties at the CAO), he said they were planning on firing up the Q, wanted to know if I wanted to join them. Sure. But only if he'd get out the 'scope. I wanted to look at Saturn.

After dinner, we watched one of the Planet Earth blueray discs. Great photography.

I popped to the backyard to check sightlines. Damn! Saturn was visible only when I stood at the gate in the driveway. It was quite far in the south-west. And low. Shoot. When I reported this to Tony, he slumped back into his comfy chair and suggested we watch another movie. I was tired enough to agree.

Damn trees.


Later, I spotted the Summer Triangle. Tony spotted the hazy yellow Moon low, rising.

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