We are not backyard astronomers. We do it in the front so everyone can see.
On a cool, nay, cold 14 March I took my CPC out to do some adjustments and complete collimation.
Despite the cold it was a beautiful night for observing the waxing crescent Moon and Jupiter.
I was joined by youthful astronomer Nicolas Dickieson and his parents. Nicolas is the eager young astronomer who I gave the Skywatcher refractor to at Christmas. We have a few bugs to work out with the AZ3 telescope mount but nothing insurmountable.
I am certain with a few more observing nights together, Nicolas will be away on his journey of discovery. 0
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Taking advantage of the great skies lately, I plan to go to the Boardwalk tonight to observe the 5 day old waxing crescentMoon tonight and get a peek at Saturn before she gets too low in the sky
As the moon will be only 25% illuminated, some deep space objects may still be observable. The Sun at 20:16 and twilight ends at 22;12 making for some great views. Forecast is for minimal clouds and excellent transparency and seeing.
If you are in the area, come say hello and check out Saturn and the Moon. (Insect repellent may be useful dependent upon how hungry the little critters are.)