On May 4th 2013 we had our first open house for 2013. A big THANK YOU
to all who came, esp. new members and members interested in becoming observers
at the site. Below are my impressions from the nights activities. (click
on image for 1600x1200 size)
Arrival at dusk with a large caravan of cars
Club president Chuck gives an introduction to new members and new observers
at the site.
The first stars come out in the west after sunset.
Long exposure time only leaves silhouettes of the observers lining up
Observers are gathering over a star chart while the club's red dobsonian
telescope points south.
It's getting quite dark and my red flashlight illuminates the scene.
It's completely dark now and I need 5 min. exposure time to bring out
the star trails. We see the light pollution from San Jose and Gilroy.
A telescope pointed at Saturn (the bright object at center left).
Looking north we see the star trail circling around the north pole.
The equatorial mount below correctly points to polaris.
Copyright images and processing Gert Gottschalk.
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