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Cruddy winter weather kept most of our astronomers indoors, but a few spots opened up in the clouds this week – enough for three telescopes. We had great views of a recently full Moon, Jupiter, and several clusters, nebulae and galaxies, including Andromeda, the Blue Snowball, the Triangulum Galaxy, and more.
We were joined by a new astronomer this week, Russell Bateman, who kept us entertained with his fantastic hand guiding skills, keeping the Moon in view for the duration of the Hangout.
Astronomers: Stuart Forman, Dave Dickinson, and Russell Bateman.
Host: Fraser Cain
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The Moon, by Russell Bateman