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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SNOW MOON 2016

Location:  Front deck in Little Lepreau, NB, Canada

Date Time:  February 22, 2016 2015-2145hrs

Weather:  Clear, no wind to very slight breeze, -9C windchill -17C.

Equipment:  Canadian Telescopes 80 ED/APO on Vixen Mount with 12mm eyepiece and a yellow light filter.  Canon Rebel Xsi with attachment for telescope eyepiece.

Attendance:  Myself.

Objective:  To image and view the Full Snow Moon that was to be rising at observing time.

Highlights:

  • Quickly imaged these objects before observing:  Full Moon, Jupiter and four of its Moons, Jupiter alone, Sirius, Betelgeuse, Orion's Head area, Orion's Belt including double star Mintaka, M45 and Mizar and Alcor in Ursa Major.
  • Note:  While imaging attempted to use Barlow to increase magnification of images, but could not get image to come to focus in view screen.  Further investigation need to rectify situation.
  • Attached yellow light filter to 12mm eyepiece than inserted eyepiece into diagonal.  Viewed the Moon.  Much detail could be seen and the yellow light seemed to make the very bright Moon easier to look at.
  • Viewed Jupiter with same eyepiece and filter.  Storm bands were easily seen and Jupiter's moons were spread two on one side close and two farther away on the other side.  Very nice sight indeed.
  • No Shooting Stars or Satellites were seen.
Images:




Jupiter and four of its Moons.

Jupiter.

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