Weather on the 7th of February was better than expected, so we were able to get a very nice, clear view of Jupiter and it’s moons. Farset will be hosting another Belfast-based astronomy viewing evening for the new-comer on the 21st of February, for those who missed the evening of the 7th.
If you have a telescope or binoculars, please do bring them along as this time of year is a great chance to look for objects in the sky. Wear warm clothes, as some of the evening will be spent outside, and hot drinks will be available.
Obviously, this event is very dependent on weather - if raining or heavily overcast, we will likely have to reschedule. We will keep you up-to-date in the run-up.
Jupiter will be very high in the sky in the early evening on 21st February. Unfortunately, Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) will probably not still be visible. However, Jupiter will be very clear, especially as we will have considerable time for air in the telescope to cool fully. There are plenty of other objects to see in the available time, and we will have @martinus on-hand with his auto-tracking mount and telescope to provide some guidance and great images.
Free for Farset members, £3 donation for non-members.