Astro log: Sept. 23th, 2009

Equipment: Orion Skyview 6 Deluxe EQ, using the 32, 9, 6, and 4 mm eyepieces, and the 2x Barlow.

Previous objects observed: Neptune, Jupiter


Didn't do much last night, but after I was able to resolve Uranus as a disk the other night I thought I'd give Neptune a shot again. I got up to 250x magnification with the 6mm and the 2x Barlow, and I'm pretty sure I saw a tiny disk. I spent some time comparing Neptune at that magnification with some nearby stars, and they were definitely more point-like, so I don't think it was a weird optics thing. So, tentatively I think I was able to resolve a disk from Neptune, albeit a very tiny one.

After I was done with Neptune I looked at Jupiter for a bit. It was its usual banded self, all four Galilean moons visible. Didn't spend much time on it.

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Have done Neptuen yet, myself

Nice work. I need to spend some time working on that before it's out of view for me for the season.

The weather has been rainy and cloudy for the last week and a half so it's going to have to wait until it finally clears.

Glad to hear you're getting out as much as what you are and are enjoying searching for objects.

Haven't been able to get out since, sadly.

The weather was bad for a while, and now while the weather's better, the moon's out. I'm hoping to get a little in by the weekend.

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