Catching Up..Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2017

Last few months I have hiked quite a few of the nearby mountains from the Angeles Crest Highway….Waterman (twice), Bare Mtn, San Gabriel Peak, Vetter, Williamson, Throop, Islip and Lewis. Just adding a few photos. The weather has been very dry and there is no snow at all!

I have also rekindled my long ago interest in astronomy, bought a portable telescope, and used it at the Three Points picnic area it to look at some beautiful sky objects objects. So I have got out of bed at 0200 to do astro, hiking and radio.

Memorable hike up through freezing fog on Waterman 3 November

 

Dry as a bone on Mt Lewis, 15 December

DSCN0648

 

Astro…finding my way around the sky again through constellations. Orion, Gemini, Auriga, Taurus, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Cancer, Leo. Observing Mars, Jupiter, M42 nebula in Orion, and pretty star clusters M35, M45 (the Pleiades), M44 (the Beehive), M38, M37. Even up in these mountains I can only see down to magnitude 4 by eye, due to the light pollution from the “Los Angeles Nebula”. But can see much dimmer objects in the scope.

M38, from Wikipedia, creative commons

M38_Open_Cluster

 

73! Hal N6JZT

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s