Middlelands Music Festival

Well, I think Steve summed this one up best when he greeted me with “Welcome to Woodstock!” A modern Woodstock, indeed. I didn’t mention this in the Night Sky Network log, but there’s definitely a reason the crowd was so easy to impress. I think that except for the couple who hung around all night, […]

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HR 4893 – 2017 May 2 00:49

Object: HR 4893 Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is good, transparency is great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. Medium close double that gives the definite impression of being an Alberio-type orange and blue system…. but you can’t tell which […]

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Porrima – 2017 May 2 00:35

Object: Porrima Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is good, transparency is great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm X2.0, 231x and Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. Very close double, comparable to separation of Algieba. Both stars quite bright; both appeared white to blue-white at first but then […]

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24 Com – 2017 May 2 00:03

Object: 24 Com Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is good, transparency is great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Tele Vue Ethos 13mm X2.0, 231x. Beautiful, beautiful Alberio-like double. There is a medium bright red-orange star, and a slightly fainter blue one. Best viewed slightly […]

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Algorab – 2017 May 1 23:53

Object: Algorab Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is good, transparency is great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Tele Vue Ethos 13mm X2.0, 231x. A medium close double, easily splittable at 115x. I did most of my observing at 231x. There’s one quite bright […]

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54 Leo – 2017 May 1 23:25

Object: 54 Leo Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is good, transparency is great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and mainly with Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. Close double with one bright star and one medium brightness star. Upon first glance, the bright one appeared blue […]

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Algieba – 2017 May 1 22:58

Object: Algieba Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is good, transparency is great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. Close double, but larger separation than 38 Lyn. One fairly bright star, and one slightly dimmer but still bright star. At 115x […]

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Regulus – 2017 May 1 22:24

Object: Regulus Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay, the transparency is good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. I was surprised to see this one on the list, as I didn’t know Regulus was a double! It showed […]

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38 Lyn – 2017 May 1 21:57

Object: 38 Lyn Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is good, transparency is great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x, then Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. Very, very close double with bright blue-white star and dim red star. At 115x, the red star was visible as an […]

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Iota Cnc – 2017 May 1 21:14

Object: Iota Cnc Location: Spring, TX Seeing and Transparency: Seeing ok, transparency great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and then Orion Edge-On 9mm, 167x and Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. Surprising start to the night! Wowed me as soon as I peeked through the eyepiece. Striking blue […]

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