Date Time: September 16, 2016 2020-2035 hrs
Weather: Cool, gusting winds from the west, mostly clear, 2C no bugs. First frost of the year the last couple nights.
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 75-300mm lens and tripod.
Attendance: David McCashion
Objective: To view and image the Full Harvest Moon which suppose to rise on this evening.
- Gusting winds proved troublesome for imaging. It was cool enough to have to put on a jacket for the first time since last spring.
- Moon was large and reddish as it rose in the East. Some passing light clouds passed in front of it for most of observing time.
- Mars, Saturn and Antares formed their ever changing triangle in the SW with Mars dimming to almost the same brightness as Saturn.
- Sagittarius starting to move past the trees to the west so that it can be seen from the porch during mid evening.
- Summer triangle starting to move out of its zenith position westward, which will make it easier to view and image all the great targets located in and around it in the coming weeks.
- No satellites or shooting stars were seen.