Friday, October 11, 2013

1538d 2013/10/11

1538d 2013/10/11 16:20–16:30 Foxmead POD 9 28cmsc

I woke the telescope up after a long hibernation, nearly two months. It pointed to within 2 degrees of Venus, close to greatest elongation east. I synched the alignment on Venus, then slewed to the Moon, which was perfectly centred. I synched on the Moon. I tried to locate Mercury (also at greatest elongation east) but couldn't see it. Got rid of cobwebs and wasp nests in preparation for the triple shadow transit on Jupiter tonight.

Temperature = 20.2°C, deep blue sky.

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