Wednesday, March 30, 2016

helped with target selection

Helped Wayne with target selection. He didn't really know where to start. He wondered if he should get some books. He didn't have a sense of what was visible by season. He likes galaxies. I told him that was I used planning software. But I didn't want to throw him into the deep end with a new app.

screen shot from Stellarium for region around Ursa Major

I encouraged him to check things in Stellarium by carefully setting the date and time, turning on the "nebula" display, turning on the meridian line, and seeing what was up. He was pleased. I then ran a report in SkyTools and sent him the top ten for this time of year, the biggest above the 2 airmass. That blew him away.

Virgo super cluster season is coming!

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