Saturday night March 1 at Fiddletown
by Shneor Sherman
Although it was not a spectacular observing night, I had a lot of fun last
night at Fiddletown. The sky was quite usable, and I took the opportunity
to check out the Peanut Nebula again, as well as spending some time in
Virgo using Uranometria's A13 page as my guide. Notable view of the
Siamese Twins...While everyone else (Jane, Randy, Gary, Ken, Dennis and
Lydia) either left or went to sleep by 1:30 or 2 a.m., I waited for some
of the summer objects to rise. I had excellent views of the Swan, Eagle,
M4, M27, M13 and M92 in my 25x100s - I can't wait for summer, as I know
the views will be outstanding, epecially when my filter adapters arrive.
I began packing a little after 3:30 a.m. and left at 4:40; home at 5:55.
Dennis had an unfortunate experience when his telescope tipped over and
the mirror fell out of the cell, but no damage appears to have been done
to the mirror, which had to be removed.
It was one of the most enjoyable observing nights I've had in a while,
largely thanks to the jolly company.
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