Monday, April 22, 2013


Louise and I remounted the CPC 1100 in the POD, after bringing it indoors just before we left for Santa Barbara on February 3.

Temperature = 12.1°C (12:25 EDT)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

1531d 2013/04/14

1531d 2013/04/14 19:00–19:05 EDT Foxmead W deck 8 10x50b

Jupiter in daylight with 10x50b, using the waxing crescent Moon as a guide, 3 degrees away. Easily visible in binoculars but not with unaided eye. About 1 full hour before local sunset. I tried to spot Jupiter earlier in the day, but clouds interfered.

Spring is coming really late this year. This morning we woke to a snow-covered landscape. It's mostly gone now, and there feels to be a little warming in the air.

Temperature = 4.3°C