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Old 06-08-2011, 10:04 PM
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Thwarted by clouds :(

I guess I was overly optimistic that the weather man got the forecast wrong whent the early evening cleared up. So, I pulled out the C8, and wouldn't you know it, no sooner am I ready to put pencil to paper, freaking clouds appear!

Only managed 30 minutes at the eyepiece. Damned shame as atmospheric conditions were the finest I've seen for quite some time. The crater Hipparchus barely showed any image shimmer at 222X.

Anyway, I thought I'd still post this sketch. Shows some of the way I work too, showing some reference markings, and a little criptic note to help me identify the crater on a chart later on.

Such a shame I couldn't get this finished. I don't get to see such stable conditions often.
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