cyc66

Points: 2291

Observations: 41

Kudos: 15

NameJoe
LocationKitchener, Ontario
TimezoneUS/Eastern
Latitude43.45
Longitude-80.4833
Altitude300m

Clear
Sun

Celestron Omni XLT 150
100 points

No better time like now to observer the sun, short of an eclipse. There were some interesting sun spots and of course, the transit of Mercury.

Mercury

Celestron Omni XLT 150
75 points

Great day for solar observing! This is the first time I've been able to observe Mercury as I have a poor view of the horizon. Watching it move across the sun was particularly interesting as it's hard to believe something can orbit that fast.

Bode's Galaxy

Celestron Omni XLT 150
20 points

Bode's galaxy was a much more visible object versus M82. More round and less distinct, though.

Cigar Galaxy

Celestron Omni XLT 150
10 points

Very faint visually, I wouldn't have found it if not for m81. It was clearly elongated and needed averted viewing to see.

Great Orion Nebula

Celestron Omni XLT 150
0 points

M42 showed up bright and clear on the camera, after some processing (and help from a redditor) I ended up with this amazing shot.

InstrumentObservations
Naked eye 0
Celestron Omni XLT 150 31
Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars 7