Playlists and musings from David Golden at WPKN 89.5 in Bridgeport, CT.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mountains of the Moon
It seemed like the first clear night in almost two weeks, and I finally got back outside with the telescope. The moon is the dominant feature of the night sky, a bright gibbous lighting my back yard. I put the 9mm eyepiece in and concentrated on the terminator and edges. There were some nice mountainous regions with the craters well highlighted.
Saturn was a challenge because of the moon's glare, but a got a quick view with the 9mm. The wind was just enough to make things a big shaky, but I still had a few moments of the gold ball with its rings.