Observing sessions

While I have a blog, I thought it’d be a good idea to put all what past observing sessions I have notes for in the same place as everything else. You can get to them via the drop down menu at the top of the page, or through the links below. I have very few observing sessions before 2005 as I didn’t make many notes on the sessions themselves, only the objects – and I have lost a couple of notebooks; living in London from 1995 to 1997 also didn’t help, I was active but relying on weekend trips home to the Isle of Wight to observe! I also had (involuntary) breaks from astronomy in 1999/2000 and again in 2004/05 when life got in the way and May 2012 to May 2013 was also a barren patch, thanks to a lousy summer where we had nearly constant rain and a cold, snowy winter into 2013. The weather in early 2013 only started to improve once we got to late April.

However, I will post what observing session notes come to light. I also kept poor records for 2006 and 2007. As far as 2006 is concerned, I have plenty of object sketches and notes but little or no notes on the sessions themselves while 2007 was a fairly unproductive year.

Some information on the seeing and transparency scales I use, plus naked eye limiting magnitude

2014 Observing sessions

2013 Observing sessions

2012 Observing sessions

2011 Observing sessions

2010 Observing sessions

2009 Observing sessions

2008 Observing sessions

2005 Observing sessions

1999 Observing sessions

1997 Observing sessions