Canada/USA Astronomical Seeing Observation Program

Astronomical-Seeing Observation Details

1. Observer
Gerry S
2. Site
N50.38 W97.25 (N5022' W9715')
3. Scope
6 inch F/6.0 Mirror. Closed top. Closed bottom. Fan cooled: No.
4. Time
2002-09-12 04:00:00 CDT (GMT -5)
2002-09-12 09:00:00 UTC
5. Observing Conditions
180X. 38.0 up. Was cooling for 6h00m.
Appearance of out-of-focus star: --not observed--
6. Seeing Observation
ALPO 2-3 (2 out of 5)
8. CommentsSorry for the unconventional report here. I'm new here and this is test of this format for me. Future ones will conform. Several of us use the clear sky seeing predictions to guide our planetary observing. Observing Saturn at the time indicated above: the image was consistently fuzzy with no sign of even the Cassini division. very poor seeing but high transparency and little cloud. moderate breeze out of the NNW could be a factor. Exactly 24 hours earlier the predictions for excellent seeing were right on. Another observer (in Winnipeg suburbs) was at over 500x observing Saturn in an 8
Date Entered2002-09-12 16:54:27 UT

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