Constellations: Teaspoon

Location: Slapfoot Beach, Kejimkujik National Park, NS
Date: 2018-08-01
Time: 10:00 PM - 11:15 PM ADT
Equipment: Visual
Transparency: Very Good (4)
Seeing: Very Good (4)
Temperature: 25º C - 20º C
SQM: 21.46 - 19.63

The 78.6% Waxing Gibbous Moon was going to rise at 11:21 PM ADT. Jerry and I were just beginning to see a brightness in the east. 

Time: 10:50 PM ADT
Instrument: Visual 
S&T Chart Reference: 66, 67

I had read about this on the RASC discussion list or in one of the RASC newsletters or magazines in the spring. This was the first time I actively looked for it.

We were searching for Mars adjacent to Capricornus. With Sagittarius so high in the sky, I decided to look for the Teaspoon. There it was. We could easily see ρ1, 43, π, ο and ξ2. Did not have binoculars with us so couldn't look for the double star of 43, nor the binaries ρ12 and ξ12 Next time.



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