Monday, July 31, 2017

finished with ISS (Bradford)

Enjoyed Sagitta, Cygnus, Lyra, Delphinus, and Ophiuchus. It was good to see Aquila in full view. Now all of Cassiopeia was visible.

Viewed alpha 1 and 2 Capricornus in the binoculars. Pointed out the naked eye double (alpha 1 and 2 merge with brighter beta below) to Rhonda. That's where our first meteor came from.

The Milky Way was washed out by the Moon. We never saw our own galaxy.

Finished with watching the International Space Station pass just under the Big Dipper. Further from Merak than I expected but still bright. Three new crew had just arrived. It faded into sunset.

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