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February 9, 2013 February 9, 2013

Posted by orionrising in Observing.
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It’s been a long time since I last observed and wrote formally on this blog, but I’ve renewed my commitment to start observing regularly again.  I miss it very much. The last time I wrote was several months ago, immediately after I observed the Transit of Venus in 2012.

I went outside tonight for a few minutes, and some stars could be seen with the naked eye, but there was a thin layer of cloud cover so only the brightest stars were visible. Sadly I haven’t observed for so long that the sky seemed foreign. The sounds and smells of a winter night at my regular observing spot were still there however, and it was very nice to experience these again. The temperature was not really that cold and the wind was gentle, so overall it was very refreshing.

Orion, although it should be visible at this time of the night and year was mainly obstructed by cloud.  However, due to recent heavy snowfall, the ground was very reflective and the sky was relatively bright.

To more starry filled nights.




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