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19/11/2003

Leonids. Not the best weather, in fact heavy cloud cover but since the cloud was moving rapidly a few of us met up to go observing at 4am, however no meteors were seen.

Leonids:

We met this Wednesday in Q12 at 4am, the peak was supposedly around 5:45am, but alas the cloud cover was too great to see anything.

For more info go to: NASA Science and Spaceweather

13/11/2003

Yet again bad weather. At times was able to see through the cloud cover but not great. The electronic eyepiece was tried out.

08/11/2003
Lunar Eclipse: 8 of us met and ended up watching the eclipse at Selly Park, for some images of the eclipse (not from our society) go to: Spaceweather
06/11/2003
We went to watch the fire works at the Vale, was clear afterwards so we went observing. Got a fantastic view of the almost Full Moon, was great.
30/10/2003
Quite heavy rain. No observing.
23/10/2003

AGM, was cloudy as well. No observing.

16/10/2003

Fantastic night, very clear. The best night of term so far.

We used the Grubb to see Mars (again), this time it was must better after last weeks experience. We then went on to view Mizar and Alcor the famous Double Star system in Ursa Major.

09/10/2003

Mostly cloud but there where some breaks in the clouds which allowed the viewing of a few stars. The constellation of Cassiopeia was visible.

Our intention was to use the Grubb (5.5" telescope) to observe Mars, due to this being the first use of the Grubb in a long time it was an ambitious goal.

The moon was eventually found in all its glory the craters on the surface could be seen clearly.

The telescope was then pointed at Mars but since the finderscope is slightly off from the main scope, it was quite hard to find, however Scott managed to get it in view. However we could not get the magnification correct (due to the optics being dirty) and so appeared to be a definite red planet.

 
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Saturn

Saturn, Electronic Eyepiece, 5" Newtonian Reflector

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