Date Time: September 25, 2016 2145-2200hrs
Weather: Cool, 8C, no wind, mostly clear.
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses, tripod.
Objective: To view and image location of Mars which was reported to be near M8 in the south western sky.
- Seeing conditions were very good with the Moon phase being past third quarter.
- Mars was close to M8 and Saturn was just above the horizon with Antares already below the horizon and out of sight. Mars is suppose to be close to M8 all week.
- M31 was in the North Eastern sky and very bright.
- M45 was just rising in the east at 2200hrs.
|M31 high in the North East|
|M45 rising just over the horizon in the east at 2200hrs|