Observing session cancelled for 7/16

** SAS Members **   Our observing session scheduled for Friday, 7/16, is cancelled due to weather. We will not be rescheduling for Saturday, 7/15. Please join us for our next observing session on Friday, 7/30.

7/9 Observing session postponed

*** SAS Members ***   The clouds won’t be cooperating with us tonight so we’re going to postpone our observing session scheduled for 7/9 to Saturday, 7/10.   See you then!

Trifid Nebula

Observation Notes:  July 4-5, 2021

By Jeff Higgins Observation Notes:  July 4-5, 2021  Darling Hill Observatory, Vesper NY.  Temperature cooled quickly from 70 – 54 degrees, no wind, great seeing, early heavy dew, nearly cloudless, no moon until a 3AM waning crescent.  Plenty of fireworks heard but no light issues, lovely Milky Way arching directly overhead. After a 3.5 hr delay due to technical problems and user errors, I finally got everything working right.  I used some old darks in pre-processing that blocked nearly everything out and saw nothing but medium brightness stars. I won’t do that again.  Thankfully, I had cranked up the heat […]

*** SAS Members *** The weather for our upcoming public observing session this Friday, July 2nd is not expected to be clear tonight or Saturday, the 3rd, so we are cancelling our public observing session scheduled for tonight at Darling Hill. Our next event is Friday, July 9th.