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by michael feist
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta - Full Report -2021
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Vesta - Full Report -2021

VESTA was observed on nearly 100 occasions, from 17th January to 19th April, from Obs.# 127 to Obs.# 222 All observations were made from Mile Oak Portslade from either the back-garden or through upper/lower or east/west windows. Instruments used were: 80mm spotting scope, 65mm spotting scope, 8x42 m...
by michael feist
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Vesta in April

My recent vertigo /loss of balance occurs when I get up at night and the morning or even when I turn over in bed to look at the clock! During the day it settles down. My right-hand hearing channel seems blocked [and not with wax] and is very crooked and narrow. No wonder my right-hand hearing-aid ke...
by michael feist
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Vesta in April

18th April, 2112 BST. From garden before bed. Not quite dark, evening house-light pollution very high fat crescent Moon and rather poor transparency. VESTA , 51 Leonis etc located from gamma Leonis, using Ultima 65 [18]. A rather poor sighting of VES.A. [obs #221] 19th April, 0025-0100 BST. From win...
by michael feist
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Metis - a tricky asteroid for binoculars
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Metis - a tricky asteroid for binoculars

Thank you for the chart. I have only see METIS on two adjacent days on 8th and 9th December 2012. That observation was as per my diary.... '8th December 2012, 2050hrs. First sighting of 9.METIS.; Using Uranometria, BAA Handbook and Internet, struggled to locate this 9th-mag asteroid which was near t...
by michael feist
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Vesta in April

18th April, MMXXI, 0032-0111 BST. Awoke, and feeling rather unwell, I got up, with no real intention of observing as the sky looked hopelessly cloudy anyway. Having let the cat in, I made a cup of tea, and I soon noticed that there were gaps in the really 'messy' sky, and conditions improved suffici...
by michael feist
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

18th April MMXXI, 0518-0550 BST; Initially both SATURN and JUPITER were seen from the bedroom window, using 8x42 monocular. Generally a clear sky although some bits of thin cloud would temporarily dim or obscure the planets. SATURN was a couple of fovs to right of JUPITER, and JUPITER was nearer the...
by michael feist
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Galactic Springtime
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Galactic Springtime

In the early hours , pre-dawn this morning, from the east-facing bedroom window, and using 8x42 monocular I picked-out...M31 the Andromeda Galaxy rising in the North-north-east! regards maf.
by michael feist
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Vesta in April

16th April, MMXXI, 2120 BST. Clear and very cold but with early evening light pollution [incl. reflections of football spotlighting]. Leo well placed in back garden. Used 8x42 monocular to observe VESTA, 51 Leonis, and the rest of the field-stars before bed. [obs.#218] 17th April, MMXXI, 0117-0200 B...
by michael feist
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

The tiny Jovian disc is certainly visible as such in 6x21 . The moons however have not been seen in this 6x21 yet because since I only recently bought it I have only seen Jupiter against a non-dark, half-light, dawning sky. regards maf.
by michael feist
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

16th Apr. 0544-0555 BST; Rather overslept and missed the appearance of JUPITER this morning, but did locate it as it freed itself from the twiggy branches, and followed it from bed with 6x21 Pentax monocular for about 11minutes! regards maf.
by michael feist
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Vesta in April

15th Apr. 2100BST. Clear sky, not quite dark, Crescent Moon + Earthshine, and 3xtra light-pollution from reflections of football-pitch spotlights. Used Ultima 65 9x180 spotter from back-garden to see VESTA, little change, so went to bed. [obs. #216]. 16th Apr. 0059-0145 BST. Very cold and clear , li...
by michael feist
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

Bob: I do 'Observing from the bed', when I can. Through the window-glass and at low-power, it is ideal, and very comfortable. regards mike.
by michael feist
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Vesta in April

14th April MMXXI, At 2100 BST; Before bed, still not quite dark, some cloud and light pollution from houses, but did manage to locate VESTA + stars from the back-garden, using the hand-held 8x42 monocular. [obs.# 214] 15th April MMXXI, 0235-0300 BST; Very cold and very clear sky giving an excellent ...
by michael feist
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Jupiter + Saturn from bedroom window

15th April MMXXI; From 0522-0600 BST; Very cold and clear morning. Watched JUPITER again, appearing from behind the roof-ridge and playing hide-and-seek between the leafless twigs of the large tree, from 0522 until 0545 when it was free of the tree. Visible to the unaided-eye and good in the 6x21 Pe...
by michael feist
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Vesta in April
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Vesta in April

12th April MMXXI, 2055-2100 BST. Sky more r less clear, not quite dark and with light pollution from houses. To the back-garden with Ultima 65 [at x18], soon located VESTA and the other field-stars. Now closer to 51 Leonis, than 51 Leonis is from 1431-1367. [obs.# 210]. 13th April, MMXXI, 0050-0110-...