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OBSERVING NIGHT IS ON – 24th March

Michael Morris
 

OBSERVING NIGHT IS ON – 24th March
The weather forecast looks reasonably clear, so the observing night at Crown East Scout Hut will go ahead as planned. We start arriving at Crown East at 8:30pm. Don't forget to wrap up warm.
Please feel free to bring along your telescope or binoculars; or you can look through one of the other member's instruments.
As with all observing events, you are asked to follow a few simple guidelines to enhance everyone's observing experience.
- If practicable, please try to reverse into car parking spaces - this means your headlights won't shine into the observing area when you leave.
- No bright torches please. If you bring a light, please try to use a red light torch and shine it downwards.
- Be careful in the observing area – it's dark so there is a risk you could bump into someone's equipment in the dark.

Happy observing

Andrew Buckland
 

This observing night was well attended with about 15 members observing during the session despite the presence of thin high cloud, which stubbornly refused to lift.

Four telescopes were in use and a pair of (10-40)x88mm binoculars.

Viewing included M44, M45, M36, M65, M66, the double cluster (NGC884/869) and M1 though the thin cloud prevented observations of other fainter fuzzies.

Later in the evening Saturn was observed "through the trees" at about 100x with Chris' 8".

All in all a good session,
Clear skies

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OBSERVING NIGHT IS ON – 24th March