CoE Star Party
Canyon of the Eagles
26 June 2013
8:30 pm - 11:20pm
Arrived at EEO, opened and set both scopes up and pointed them at Saturn. By the end of civil twilight, the sky conditions were great, cloudless, transparency: good/excellent, seeing: 4/5, temp was a comfortable 81 deg., winds 4-5 knots. These were some of the best conditions that I have witnessed at EEO. No guests yet.
While the Forrest was cooling down, I used the Smith to view a few objects: Saturn was exquisite, (could make out 5 moons), M57 (great view), Epsilon Lyrae (clear separation of the doubles), Albireo was a gem... Brilliant amber A and exquisite sapphire B. Still no guests.
I continued with a Messier marathon...M13, M10, M12, M14, M80, M107, M9, M19, got my fill of globulars... where were all the guests?
By 11:00 I had conceded that I was destined to be alone. Closed up shop and headed down the road and just then I realized that I had forgot to look for Omega Centauri.
Oh well... there will be another time.