Friday, May 23, 2014

Mercury and Jupiter (Blue Mountains)

9:46 PM. Viewed Mercury. I had spotted it in SkyTools 3 Pro. Ian moved the Celestron 14" over to it. Someone spotted in naked eye. Then I did. Nice. We viewed in the big gun. The phase was obvious, less than 40% illuminated. I reminded people that it was at maximum elongation on Sunday.

10:04. Programmed alarms for the International Space Station flyovers. 2:06 and 3:39 AM.

10:11. Viewed Jupiter in Tom's 6" Dobsonian at 240x. A good view.

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