First Friday Night Sights a Success

Our club’s new initiative, to open the observatory up on Friday nights for members and guests, was a success last night!

Club President Andy Blanchard provided the following report.

Observatory Report June 30th 2023

The clubs Friday night observatory night went off as planned. Everyone is welcome.

We fired up the 16” and waited for clear skies. The haze/smoke was relentless but we managed to observe a few objects M13, and M57. I took a few eyepieces and tried an ethos 8mm, but the haze prevented great views.

I spent a little time trying to wake up the 14”, but too many hurdles prevented success. The computer would not start, and when we started the mount it too was dead. So we will need to do some daytime investigation.

Thank-you to everyone who showed-up, Bruce, Jane, Matteo, and parents, Bob.

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