Saturday, September 20, 2008

Astronomy log

I had a really good time last night (i.e., the night of 9/19/2008) observing with a colleague: M25, M18, M8, M22, M28, C16, Omega Nebula, Ring Nebula, Jupiter with Great Red Spot, and maybe barely NGC6717 with averted vision. And a small asterism or open cluster at or near 18 38 11 +40 11 07 not listed in any of the catalogs I have.

[Edited: Initially, I logged the Omega Nebula twice, once as Omega and once as Horseshoe, because I found it twice, using different catalogs, not noticing it was the same object. I also saw the International Space Station, and an unidentified satellite.]

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