Sunday, July 12, 2015

#2 - Sunday, July 12, 2015

It was cloudier than the Clear Sky forecast predicted [Clear Sky is a great astronomer's forecast, although it is only updated once every 12 hours.], but we could still see some stars in the northern sky.  In the southern sky, there were clouds with nearly constant lightning far away.   The clouds cleared out at around 11 PM.  We looked at Saturn with some higher magnification, which did make it bigger but fuzzier.  We [my friend Anton and I] tried to find some other objects, but the telescope would get near it, and then just keep moving somewhat slowly for a long time.  It also tried to rotate up and over.  So I mostly took long exposure pictures of the sky with my camera.  We were out until almost 2 AM.  

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