The November 22nd, 2006
Black River Astronomical Society
I'd like to thank John R
for inviting us all out to last night's
impromptu Star Party. The skies were
The milky way and even the dark rift were
easily visible. The sky was steady and seeing was superb.
John & I, Tim H, Lee L, Dave G and Randy B showed up,
and we thoroughly
enjoyed the frigid
November skies until even the bravest of
us finally gave in to the
cold and called it a night at about 11pm.
looked very nice in John's 10". Working together, we opened up the
set up a
digital camera (Canon 30D w/75-300mm lens) on the 14" Celestron and captured
image of this little emerald jewel minutes
before it sunk into the side of the building and oblivion..........
a blowup of the Comet. We were all surprised at the large apparent size
and brightness of the
comet. It was a bright emerald
green and appeared somewhat oblong and rectangular in shape.
This image of the Pleiades is a compilation of 21 images we captured
with Dave G's Canon 30D
piggybacked on the C-14.
This is a compilation of 9 images of our closest galactic nieghbor,
M31, the Andromeda Galaxy.
M32 and M110 also turned out nicely in this image. We used the same
camera and setup.
At about 10pm a thick blanket of fog moved through but quickly
dissipated. When we started to
pack up we noticed that all our equipment, optics, vehicles, etc; were
coated in a thin layer of ice.
Maybe that's why the fog didn't hang around. It was just too doggone