Canada/USA Astronomical Seeing Observation Program

Astronomical-Seeing Observation Details

1. Observer
Mike Karakas
2. Site
N49.92 W97.25 (N4955' W9715')
3. Scope
8 inch F/6.0 Mirror. Open top. Open bottom. Fan cooled: Yes.
4. Time
2002-09-13 05:45:00 CDT (GMT -5)
2002-09-13 10:45:00 UTC
5. Observing Conditions
300X. Was cooling for 12h00m.
Appearance of out-of-focus star: --not observed--
6. Seeing Observation
ALPO 9-10 (5 out of 5)
8. CommentsExcellent seeing conditions existed between 5:45am to 6:05am. Prior seeing conditions from 4:45am to 5:45am were about 7/10 at best. Superb detail could be seen on Saturn including the Encke Minima division (very apparent), and the actual Encke division was blinking at the rings ansa. Conditions rivaled my previous report on Sept.11/02.
Both these observations prove the point that apertures less than 10
Date Entered2002-09-15 21:57:16 UT

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