Time To Pull The Plug

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Astro Log: September 1st, 2010

Catching up on Astro Logs again…

Equipment: Orion Skyview 6 Deluxe EQ, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm eyepieces, OIII filter.

New objects observed: Messier 72, Messier 30, Palomar 12?, NGC 188, NGC 7293

Previous objects observed: M31, M32, M110, M33

New location! Keechelus Lake

Notes: Catching up on these again, sigh. This time, I investigated a dark site at Keechelus Lake up by Snoqualmie Pass. It has the advantage of being a much shorter drive than the other sites I’ve investigated, but on the downside the sky isn’t as dark as it is at Sunrise or Mt. St. Helens, and they’re doing road work on I-90 right now so I kept getting blasted by the lights from that. Still, it was a productive trip. Maybe they’ll be done soon.

Messier objects 31, 32, 110 and 33 are all ones I’ve seen before. I also got M72, M30, maybe Palomar 12, the elusive and not particularly interesting NGC 188, and NGC 7293 (the Helix Nebula).