3 Dec 2011 Watched Io move around Jupiter and watched the Red Spot appear and transit. The moon was waning gibbous after first quarter so the orion nebula was washed out a bit observed M42 and M43

10 Dec 2011 Watched Io move around Jupiter and watched the Red spot transit. Full Moon in the way of observing anything else. John Callahan got some stills of Jupiter and the Red Spot.

17 Dec 2011 Watched M42 and M43 with deep sky filter and 40mm wide angle eye piece. Watched Io move around Jupiter and Frank Schenck took pictures of the Red Spot.

Summary of Observing with the C16 for December 2011.

Stellar Skies,

Doug Horacek
Resident Astronomer
Von Braun Astronomical Society

Check out Beautiful Universe 2012 from Sky & Telescope and see the picture of the recent comet and the asterism Collinder 399, the “Coathanger Asterism”, a wonderful shot of the comet and the “Coathanger Asterism” in the same field of view.

Stellar Skies,

Doug Horacek
Resident Astronomer

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