1470e 2011/06/29-30 22:20–00:15 EDT Foxmead POD 8 28cmsc
[This is the first entry in my online observing blog. The line above is the same as I use in my paper log, and gives the basics of the particular session:
1470: number of session. Session 1 was on 1957/05/01.
e: evening (as opposed to n:night, m:morning, d:day)
22:20–00:15 EDT: local time
Foxmead POD: location
8: sky conditions using Leo Enright's scale
28cmsc: instruments used: 28cm Schmidt-Cassegrain]
Porrima: clean split at 175x
Antares: could not see Antares B at 175x
[Observation of RS OPH was deleted because it was discrepant, probably because thin clouds moved in during observation.]
I saw at least 6 satellites less than 8th magnitude pass through 70x field of view while observing variables.
Deep sky: Messiers 51/NGC5195: observed briefly, but passed behind house while I was switching to higher magnification to observe supernova.
Doubles: Kappa Boo, Epsilon Boo, 35 Com.