Re: (IAAC) Some galaxy reports
At 02:39 AM 5/3/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Nick Martin wrote:
>> I have sent off some galaxy observation reports to mark the end of our
>> deepsky observing season up here at 55 north.
>That's terrible! I can't imagine missing out on the great objects in
>the summer sky. If you have a chance to come to the U.S.A. this summer
>let us know. I'm sure many on the list would be happy to observe with
>you. If you can make it to Missouri you're welcome to stay at my place.
That is so very kind I would love to take up your offer but this year I am
hoping to come over to see the Leonids, which will absorb my travel cash for
the year. Maybe the year after next I would really like to go somewhere one
can see the summer constellations (Next year we are planning to visit Las
Palmas to view the Leonid storm at high altitude to minimise the worst
effects of moonlight).
Up here if the weather is bad at the end of August/early September you can
forget seeing the Sagittarius objects, as for Scorpius it is never visible
under dark skies. There are compensations though, the Ursa major and Canes
Venatici galaxies reach the zenith for the later parts of the winter and we
can get spectacular auroras and the noctilucent clouds. Also the long summer
evenings are very lovely at least until the midges come out.
I hope the weather in Missouri is kind to you this summer. Observing under
warm conditions must be a great treat.
Nick Martin, Bonnyton House, By Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 7EW ,Scotland, UK.
Latitude 55 24'56" Longitude 4 26' 00".
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