Sunday, July 30, 2000

A Comet's Tale

Last night - A Summer night in Central Texas. From my notes, we set up at the end of road NW of the City. A site we used often in Y2K. A warm-clear night the Milky Way lit up the SW portion of our sky.

Star Log/000729

Found the coathanger- then scanned with the binoculars, Viewed the Planets Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn. Found the Comet NEAR by Leo's tail.
Sloohed to M13, M71, looked at Antares and Albireo, M7, M6, M57, M8

It was a swinging door form Scorpius to Sagittarius and back again