Clouds dissipating , took several Venus Crescent shots- boiling
beautiful sight though.
Still working on my exposure times with planets.
This 6 minute exposure, 9:58 - 10:04pm MDT was taken from Cactus Flats North.
9:58 - 10:05pm Q4/Beehive, shot windy- short exposure, with 200mm.
North is from comet to 32v2. Screen grab of the area from TheSKY.
10:19 - 10:36
Q4 at 100mm, clouds came in immediately thereafter. Bill T. &
I talked for an hour, until started
to rain. Bill took off after helping to cover the C-14. Made some coffee & waited a couple hours until sky cleared.
2:37 - 3:30am May 16, 2004 Viewed Comet Bradfield through Stellarvue 80mm. Got Good Track! Mag. ~9.2
with 30' tail, coma diffuse 4/10, tail-fanned ! 7' at end. (Out of focus method to estimate) Tried unsuccessfully for
Tabor T-3 near N472, twilight starts.
Image of Q4 coma
Moon 2 w/ Stellarvue- 2 sec exposure. 3 images taken through
C-14 for mosaic. 1 sec. each
Very dewy had to dry scope every 15 mins. @ end of session. Excellent Night!