Friday 8/11/19

On a clear night after the floods I opened the observatory at 7.00p.m.Shortly after I was joined by the newly weds Johnny and Rachael who arrived via some detours.We looked at M31,M13,M92 Albireo,M45 and the Moon.We tried our hand at astrophotography using their DSLR s attached to the ODK for shots at the Moon and the Tak. to image M45.Unguided, the tracking was not so good,but it was a worthwhile exercise in becoming familiar with the equipment.Later we were joined by Peter and John.The couple and I left soon after 9.00 p.m.leaving the others to wait for a patch of cloud to clear.