Observing Log for 2006-05-10
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2006-05-10


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-05-10 14:41 UT
To: 2006-05-10 14:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 20.1C ...
Dew Point: 8.0C ...
Humidity: 46% ...
Wind Speed: 4.4mph ...
Wind Dir: North North East ...
Pressure: 1018.1hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day, free of any serious haze and not a single cloud visible. Did a quick sunspot count with the Solarscope.

Sun

From: 2006-05-10 14:41 UT
To: 2006-05-10 14:45 UT

With the Solarscope I could see active areas 880 and 882. 882 is now quite close to the edge of the Sun's disc and is very foreshortened — I counted 2 spots in that AA. 880, sort of near the middle of the disc, only had one spot.

Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-05-10 21:20 UT
To: 2006-05-10 21:30 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Temperature: 12.1C ...
Dew Point: 5.4C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1019.1hPa ...
Notes:

What looked like a clear evening turned into a very hazy night with some thin cloud floating around. I had hoped to have another stab at observing the comet but there was no way the conditions would have allowed that.

Moon and Spica

From: 2006-05-10 21:20 UT
To: 2006-05-10 21:30 UT

While wandering around the garden to check the conditions with a view to getting the 905 out (which I didn't as the conditions were pretty bad due to high-level haze and some thin cloud) I noticed that the Moon and Spica were very close together. I'd have said that they were separated by about 1. A really nice sight.


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