Tuesday, February 27, 2018

looked through a veil (Bradford)

Peeked outside, from the back deck. Noticed immediately that Sirius was soft. The nearly-full Moon was a little hazy. Fuzzy clouds to the south. West showed thicker clouds.

Tried to find Orion. Took a while, given the veil. It was higher than where I first looked. Betelgeuse was shimmering. Yep, bad seeing. The belt stars were barely visible. Procyon and Aldebaran were dim. Even Capella, up high. Could not trace the entire Winter Football as I could not dig out the Gemini stars.

OK. Scratch observing.

Sheesh, an occasion where I wanted to go out...

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