The Universe@CCK

Alright, this is for sharing of your observation experience. Or, if you are arranging gatherings, star-gazing expeditions or just want some company to go observing together, you can shout it out here.
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Mostly cloudy but able to look at Saturn with 52x magnification through an achromat refractor.

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Mid-Autumn Festival Event.
Cloudy , could only see Moon Saturn Antares Vega.

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next session 7 October
Location is postal code 688892

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Triple refractor setup , Rlow visited our session.
Saturn & Coathanger viewed by many auntie uncles , some of us stayed until Jupiter rise above the blocks.

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Nice to see we still have sidewalk astronomy ! Maybe can fabricate one of the cones there as a telescope too..lol
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Next week is about possibility of alien life

The observing area is still doing cement works , lots of footprint spreading the dust around the floor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3291497 ... discussion
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Viewed Saturn and Jupiter for 80% of the 2 hour sidewalk before the clouds rolled in past 10:40pm , quickly packup incase rain although we wanted to stay longer and get some eyepiece time.
Only 1 star visible (orange color around Altair) when we started. Jupiter was mushy when barlow to 200x even after 1 hour of thermal balance with environment , had to tone down back to 100x magnification.
High altitude clouds ? Saturn wasn't bright to eyeball at zenith.

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Next session on 2nd December , location is postal code 688892
Same as usual , 7:30pm classroom and 8:30pm telescope viewing if weather ok.

No printed poster , click facebook to view .
Topic is about star formation to end.
https://www.facebook.com/events/7570818 ... discussion
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Weather cleared up briefly at 6pm with matching weather forecast , packed the bags by 7pm it's 90% full clouds.
8:40pm match optimistic weather forecast but high altitude clouds cause a bright halo scatter around Jupiter.
Likely my collimation issue (my first attempt) as it wasn't sharp on Jupiter and Saturn at 83x
Orion belt and sword visible by eye , I had difficulty locating it in finder and 32mm plossl eyepiece with the streetlights. Eventually Pieiades was covered by cloud before I could point there.
Much less people walking along the sidewalk compared to previous months.

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Next sidewalk session 6 Jan 2024 , 7:30-9:30pm , at the entrance not classroom

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