Saturday, August 20, 2016


Location:  Driveway, Little Lepreau, NB, Canada

Date Time:  August 19, 2016 0517hrs and 2128-2150hrs

Weather:  No wind, mostly clear, hazy, 15C both in the morning and in the evening.

Attendance:  Myself.

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.

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