Observing Report 29th-30th July 2010 (Ganymede shadow transit)

Posted by @ 2:28 pm on Friday 30th July, 2010.

The was a short period of clearish sky here last night, it was the first reasonable observing opportunity for a long time so I took the chance and got set up in the obsy. The Moon was up which meant that doing any deep-sky observing was a no-no, so I had to be content with Jupiter and viewing some lunar craters.

I couldn't get any good high-resolution data for Jupiter, as the seeing was quite bad, so I went for a slightly wider field of view than usual and managed to catch a few moons and a transit as well. Here's the first edit, run yer mouse over it to see what's what:

 

 

 

The processing of the lunar data will take quite some time, so I'll put the results in a separate post.

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2 Responses to “Observing Report 29th-30th July 2010 (Ganymede shadow transit)”

  1. Maz says:

    You know, I bought Roger Penrose's book "The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe" because Amazon billed it as a book for the layman. Now, whenever we have people over to dinner, I challenge them to pick a random page to see if they can understand a word of it. As yet, no one has been able to...

    Really enjoying this blog, BG, as it's a nice change to get away from hillwalking/outdoors blogs. I like it that you have a different slant to yours. When I get a chance, I read simplified books on Cosmology, Particle Physics and Quantum Theory. Chaos Theory is also very interesting. I confess to having to read each chapter several times before it gets in, but once it does, it's really rather interesting.

  2. BG! says:

    Cheers for that, Maz.

    FWIW, my personal favourite QT subject is the Bose–Einstein condensate, it's hard-going trying to understand the stuff. Chaos Theory is indeed interesting and although the maths behind it is a struggle for me, the effects are simply appreciated whenever I have to go into the kids' bedrooms 🙂

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