Observing Reports
by Joe Stieber


Location & Highlights

November 11, 2019

Transit of Mercury.

October 11, 2019

Long-period variable star Mira (Omicron Ceti) observed as it nears maximum brightness.

September 28, 2019

West Jersey Astronomical Society, Public Star Watch at Batsto.

September 26, 2019

Carranza Field in the morning, comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) with 15x56 binoculars, (4) Vesta.

September 21, 2019

WAS Member Star Watch at Atsion, comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) and Barnard's Star observed.

August 29 to 31, 2019

Barnegat, Rancocas and Atsion.

August 23 to 25, 2019

First light for the Fujinon 10x42 binoculars, Venus in the daytime.

August 16 to 18, 2019

Jupiter GRS and satellite events from backyard, Kowa 88 mm apo, first light for the Kowa 1.6x extender.

August 11, 2019

Perseids at Atsion, Mercury at Swede Run, Jupiter GRS and satellite events from backyard.

August 8 to 9, 2019

First Light for Kowa 88 mm apo spotting scope; Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Vesta; Carranza, Swede Run, Backyard.

July 30 to 31, 2019

Carranza, 16.5-inch Pluto follow-up, several galaxies, emission nebulae w/filter; Neptune & Uranus w/15x56.

July 28, 2019

Home, Jupiter w/85 mm spotter; GRS transit and Io egress from Jupiter's shadow.

July 25 to 26, 2019

Carranza, Pluto w/16-inch Dob; Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune observed too.

July 16, 2019

Home, Jupiter w/80 mm apo refractor, GRS transit, Europa shadow transit.

July 12 to 13, 2019

Home, July 12, Io egress from shadow w/85 mm spotter; July 13, GRS w/130 mm; July 15, Uranus w/15x56.

July 9, 2016

Carranza, first light for Explore Scientific 16-inch Dob.

July 1 to 2, 2019

Carranza, early morning July 1, photo testing; Atsion, night of July 1-2, general observing.

June 21 to 23, 2019

Swede Run, evening of June 21, Mercury; Atsion, night of June 22-23, general observing.


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Eyepiece Charts for Kowa 88 mm Apo Spotting Scope
Nominal Focal length  w/1.6x Extender

Eyepiece Charts for JAS Telescopes

Canon EOS RP Field Angles for various lenses

Canon 6D Field Angles for various lenses

Canon 7DII Field Angles for various lenses



Last Update: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:36 AM Eastern Time