August 2009 Archives

Sketch of Jupiter, Europa + Shadow, Ganymede + Shadow, and IoMove mouse over image to view labels. Click to view larger version. Observation Notes: I enjoyed a beautiful dance between Jupiter, three moons and two shadows. Europa began to emerge from the preceding limb just as Io emerged from...

Perseids - August 11/12, 2009

I planted myself on the back porch from 12:00 - 12:15 AM (0700-0715 UT AUG 12 2009) to look for some Perseids before heading to bed. I caught 3 in the first ten minutes, racing through Ursa Minor, Hercules and Draco. Nothing spectacular--2nd & 3rd magnitude, blasting westward, lasting about...

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