Date Time: October 5, 2016 1945-2030 hrs
Weather: Slight haze, clear, no wind, no bugs, 8C.
Attendance: Carla M, David McCashion
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses. All on tripod.
Objective: To view and image Saturn and a Crescent Moon which was reported to be near Saturn.
- Evening twilight revealed a nice pairing of Mars in Sagittarius very close to one the constellations main stars.
- Saturn was close to a 21% illuminated Moon. Earthshine could be seen across the other 79%.
- Venus was very low in the West during observing and dropped out of sight by 2015hrs.