Sunday, July 30, 2017

a good meteor (Bradford)

While IDing constellations overhead, we saw a long meteor! Heading north-north-west, it started near Lyra and slipped into Draco. Best one I've seen in a long time.

Rhonda asked earlier about the equilateral triangle overhead. I misidentified it as part of Bo├Âtes; it was the chest of Hercules.

Found the Coathanger with the Bushnell binoculars. Also checked the Double Double. No sign of The Ring at 7x. Viewed omicron 1 and 2, splitting 2 and 30 Cygni.

The Moon had dipped below the trees. Just past First Quarter.

Antares was shimmering.

Spotted Saturn through the tree, south-south-west. It was not round in the bins but I could not see Titan.

The mozzies were bad.

The fire was nice.

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