Date Time: August 19, 2016 0517hrs and 2128-2150hrs
Weather: No wind, mostly clear, hazy, 15C both in the morning and in the evening.
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses on tripod.
Objective: To view Orion in the morning, then to see Jupiter which was suppose to be close to Mercury just after sundown.
- At 0510hrs morning twilight had begun but mostly dark out. Orion was rising over the trees in the east.
- In the evening around 2130 hrs, darkness had just begun, no sign of Jupiter or Mercury could be seen.
- Imaged Mars Saturn and Antares in the SW. Mars was very close to one of the stars of Scorpius.
- Imaged the Coat Hanger near Sagitta, which was almost overhead, to the East.
- Imaged a one day past full Moon as it rose from behind some trees at 2147 hrs.
- One satellite and no shooting stars were seen.
|Orion rising in the morning.|
|Mars very close to a star in Scorpius.|
|High over-head, to the SE after sun down.|
|Moon rising in the East, shortly after dark.|