EurAstro and the 100 Hours of Astronomy in Munich
Part 2: POR
Observers at POR were scarce, even though both evenings of 03 and 04
April were quite fine, with above average seeing conditions. The Moon,
Saturn and some bright stars could be observed with 'Ritter', 'Sabine'
and the binoviewer at magnifications up to x200. Here the first attempt
at lunar photography by our new subscriber Mikhail Pak.
A dangerous exercise was the daytime observation of Venus, hindered by
clouds. Indeed, I had to climb out of the POR to aim the telescopes at
the rising Sun. Intermittent clouds came then, so I attempted to look at
the Sun without a filter (except the clouds) - it was a première and it
could have been a dernière since I forgot to put the front cap on
'Ritter', thereby forming a kind of solar image on the eyepiece cap, as
you can see!