Observing Session

Wednesday 4 March 2009

Winter may be making an unwelcome comeback in early March, but this wasn’t a problem for club members at their observing session next to the Vinter Room.

A number of portable telescopes were set up in an area that is relatively free of light pollution from the street-lamps of Papworth, and Lee Sproats from Green-Witch in Dry Drayton brought along a 6-inch Celestron Nextar for us to try out.

The cold evening meant clear skies, with a number of interesting celestial objects on view. The Nextar gave superb views of the moon and Comet Lulin, and even the M86 galaxy was visible despite the moonlit sky. Thanks Lee!

This was a highly successful meeting that encouraged friendly exchanges of information and observing experiences between club members.

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