Friday, March 5, 2010

Observing at Prince of Wales

Observing at Prince of Wales
5 March/2010
from 1950hrs to 2030hrs.
-4 degrees C clear, slight wind
20*80 binoculars with tripod

Observed M42, Alderberan for comet Lulin, M45, M31, Saturn, Mars, M44.

Seen a shooting star with smoke trail low in the sky due south at 2020. Seen two satelites pass in front of M45. One going south the other going north at 2006 and 2008.

Could make out rings of Saturn slightly. Both Mars and Saturn were reddish.

Great night for observing!

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