Messier 58

Astro log: Catching up, late 2010-May 2012

I've fairly diligently kept up keeping records of what I've been observing, either by tweeting about it or noting it in the notes on my iPhone or in SkySafari (also on my iPhone). It's been a pretty brutal last year and a half or so, weatherwise, so I had surprisingly few chances to even get out and observe anything. Plus, once you've fallen behind a bit it's hard to pick yourself up and get caught up.

Astro Log: April 15th, 2010

Equipment: Celestron AstroMaster 76 EQ, Orion Skyview 6 Deluxe EQ, 32mm, 15mm, 10mm, 9mm eyepieces. New objects observed: Mercury, M60, M86, M84, M58, M104, M5 Previous objects observed: M87 Notes: An excellent night with good transparency and seeing, which has been quite the rarity around these parts for the last six months or so. To start off the night, at late evening I walked down to the corner with the Astromaster (easier to carry) to try and get Mercury.