Saturday 28.07.18

I met Paul D'Silva and Mick Collinson from MSAS at the observatory at 9.00 p.m.The sky was clearer than forecasts predicted so we set about pointing Geraldine towards Jupiter in the setting sunlight.Peter joined us shortly afterwards and added his expertise. Jonathan arrived without camera so we opened the larger dome for observations with Mick while the others engaged in planetary imaging.The sky being very milky from the bright full moon, even open and globular clusters were not readily discerned but we were able to see Jupiter and Saturn.Eventually Mars appeared from behind the trees and Paul was able to capture a series of frames.We left about 1.00am leaving Peter to continue imaging.We all enjoyed the shared experience despite the less than ideal conditions.