Date & Time: November 22nd 2000.
10.30 -11p.m local; UT +11
Seeing: 5-6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Transparency: 7/10, (Northern sky to
mag. 4.5; Southern to 5.5)
Other Conditions: Still; high humidity after rain.
Location of Site: Terara, New South Wales
Australia, S34.52, W150.38 degrees.
Site Classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: <Limiting magnitude>
Binoculars: 7X35 Tento. 25X100 Somet
HS= Harshaw Scale1-5 (1 best)
eye double is visible in both 7X25s and 25X100.
It marks the centre of the limb of the Hyades 'V' group of stars which
contains Aldebaran. The Hyades is not as impressive as the Pleiades
as the cluster is more widely scattered.
These rich stars appear as Light yellow and Dark yellow in the 25s.
Ambience: This area of sky
appeared in late evening, when cicadas were still and the majestic Jupiter
drifted though the fresh-minted leaves of the Japanese Maple. A lone Wagtail
gave a gentle whistle and then stopped. Dank smells of replenished earth
and new-mown grass wafted though the cooling air. High humidity made the
sky light enough for a quarter moon. Gone are the crisp days of Spring
and Orion, our favourite summer object,now lightens the eastern sky. Binoculars
are so easy to pack away...
Date & Time: 29 Nov 2002 ( 21:00 UTC ).
Seeing: 7 ( binos) <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Conditions: clearing in the mid of a cloudy month,
temp 10 deg C, no Moon
Location of Site: Ravenna. Italy,
Site Classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Binoculars: 20x100 Vixen Binoculars,
FOV 2.5 deg
|Quite a difficult
star hopping with 2.5 FOV, very far both from Pleiades and Taurus head.
The second component very faint but clear
Ambience: backyard observation
with my cat "Chandler" as assistant,