May 1, 2013 -- Arcado Field - Saturn and 3/4 Moon.

May 1, 2013
Arcado Field: 1 - 3AM

I went to the Arcado field with the Celestron 8SE telescope. The observing conditions were quite good, with some periodic thin clouds. Between 1AM and 3AM I got several good .avi files of Saturn, and many still shots of the Waning Gibbous Moon, near third quarter, which began to rise around 2AM. Some of the difficulties were the incessant dew on the telescope   , requiring cleaning every 15 minutes or so. I tried getting M51 and M101 visually, but the alignment laser pointer wasn't optimized and will need to fix this to try to get them. 

May 1, 2013 - Pictures - 2x Barlow, DMK 640x480 and Registax

Saturn-1.avi = 2x Barlow, DMK 640x480.

The Moon - May 1, 2013 - Canon T4i DSLR