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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Hardwarezone wrote: Mon Dec 25, 2023 7:23 pm Next sidewalk session 6 Jan 2024 , 7:30-9:30pm , at the entrance not classroom

Thank you Wong for keeping this alive! Really appreciate your support!

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Very cloudy on fixed date , conditions slowly improved at 8pm onwards.
Jupiter , can see the wave texture on the belt in 6" maksutov
m42 , in 5" SCT to my eyes can see slight nebulosity direct , quite obvious when adverted vision
Pleaides , 5" SCT with 32mm plossl it was a tight squeeze into the viewing angle

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casual handphone photo of Jupiter , I did not tap it on the screen to focus properly
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Next session 3 Feb 2024 , level 4 classroom 7:30pm , outdoor setup scope 8:30pm
Topic about using or buying telescope.
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Heavy rain before the event, brought a smaller achromat refractor as I expected less than 50% chance.
Sidewalk getting 1 more row of streetlights :lol:

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Astro hobby talk at public library by Rlow and TheUniverse@CCK
Clear night sky after 3pm rain , kids were not disappointed.

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Next session 2 Mar 2024 at CCK community center 1km away from the MRT station , postcode 688892
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Next session 6 April 2024 7:30pm to 9:30pm classroom #04-05
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Planets and Moon not visible on event day , expected visible part of the sky from Canis Major to Leo constellation.
Last night I stood there could only eyeball magnitude 2.4 stars due to floodlights beside and haze.
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Astro club's sidewalk outreach telescope put to use.
Thanks to Rlow and Kelvin.

M42 nebulosity nearly gone in 4" achro at this location. My previous January note with 5" SCT was obvious with adverted vision.
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Wow.. nice sidewalk session. With so many buildings, is the sky coverage limited ?
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Airconvent wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:02 pm Wow.. nice sidewalk session. With so many buildings, is the sky coverage limited ?
Need about 40 degrees altitude to clear nearby buildings. East to South almost totally blocked.
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