1482e 2011/09/09–10 20:30–22:00 EDT Foxmead POD 8 13cmrr
Aligned Sirius mount on Altair and Alpheratz. Alignment was quite a bit off, probably because polar axis isn't pointing exactly at north celestial pole. I will try adjusting the mount in daylight, as it's too heavy and awkward to do in the dark. I left the scope pointing at Polaris at the end of the session.
Moon: Gassendi and Artistarchus well placed, just as described in my article this week on Space.com:
Observed with new 13mm Tele Vue Ethos (73x), and with Orion binoviewer with two 25mm Plössls and 2x Shorty Barlow in cell attached directly to nosepiece (∼150x).
Double stars: Almach: Blue secondary just barely visible at 38x, very nice with binoviewer (∼150x).
Observations discontinued due to bright Moon, poor seeing, and rising fog.