Astronomy Club at UCI
Meeting Notes

MEETING DATE:
VIEWING LOG:
MEETING PHOTOS:
01-18-13
The Moon, Jupiter, and Orion Nebula M42
Images of the Moon will be posted soon
02-16-06
Saturn and the starburst galaxy M82
Our images taken with the ST9 CCD:
  1. Saturn
  2. Saturn displayed to show its Moons
  3. M82 - a median of 3 images in the V-band for a total of 6 minutes exposure time

01-19-06

Pleides star cluster and M1, the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant

Our CCD image of M1

11-17-05

Moon, Mars, M57 - Ring Nebula, M45 - Open Cluster, M15 - Globular Cluster, M42 - the Orion Nebula

Our CCD image of M42, the Orion Nebula (60sec exposure time; R-band filter)
09-23-2004
We set up telescopes to view Sun spots along the Ring Road during Welcome Week.  Thirty two new students signed up to join the Astronomy Club.

11-18-2003
Tonight was exceptionally clear, in addition to a few meteors we had a great time viewing the following objects:

   Mars: Still bright in the sky even after two months.
   Andromeda Galaxy
   Orion Nebula: Unofficially dubbed "Orion's Crotch" by club members. We were able to make out details in the clouds of gas and dust.
   The Pleides: Very impressive when seen through the scope, a cluster of several bright stars.
   Saturn: Extremely clear, looked almost unreal. We were also able to make out Saturn's moon Titan - the only moon the Solar System with it's own atmosphere.
   Alberio
   Cassini Division
   M38
   M79
   NGC 1977

Gathered round the 12"
08-13-03
We viewed the following objects with the 8" scope:

M4: A globular cluster in the constellation Scorpius, over 7200 light years away.
M80: Another globular cluster roughly 30000 light years away.
Ring Nebulae M57: A star nearing the end of it's life.
Mars: Getting bigger by the day, expect it to peak around Visitor's Night.
Moon
M7: An open cluster.
M6: Another open cluster.
M8

(Descriptions provided Yvonne Huynh and the SEDS Mesier Catalog)