Tuesday, December 08, 2020

checked a log page

Richard W sent over his log sheet for 66 Ceti. What a treat. It's exciting, fulfilling? I'm not finding the right word. It's deeply satisfying seeing people start to work on the RASC double star observing program.

I closely examined his information and sketch as he sounded a little unclear about the target. He also noted he hadn't see the third star as shown in Stellarium. I checked my log notes, SkyTools, and Stellarium which revealed a catalogue error in Stellarium: some random faint star beside the A and B stars. I explained he had been caught in the cross-fire.

We also talked about cardinal point markings for sketches. I give some tips for temporarily turning off the sidereal tracking for his mount.

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