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8/10/2010

Observing Tonight and Possible Aurora Again

I am heading out to the Rush Valley/Pit n Pole observing site tonight and anyone is welcome to come along. Directions can be found in this link or in this link from my blog that has links to pictures. I'll be leaving at 6:30p.m. tonight to get out there and to set up since the sun sets at 20:32 or 8:32p.m. (YEAH, it's starting to getting earlier!!!!).

Your welcome to come out. If someone wants to follow me you can call me if your a member of SLAS or email me and I can arrange to meet you at the Walmart Parking Lot on Highway 73 around 7:00p.m. I got out in the backyard last night and had just a wonderful night, got 4 Herschels and just enjoyed viewing some old friends. More on that later. I should finish the other 9 Herschels I have and then its time for some Planetary Nebula hunting!!!! SpaceWeather.com is hinting at the possibility of another aurora tonight (don't have high hopes) so I'll be watching for that and looking for some Perseids Meteroids which should be viewable quite nicely out there. So if your bored on a Tuesday night, come out to Rush Valley and hang out at the Pit n Pole.