Cub Scout Pack 35 - June 6, 2009

posted Jun 9, 2009, 8:51 AM by James Roe   [ updated Jun 9, 2009, 9:47 AM ]
Five ASEM members provided telescope viewing opportunities for the Cub Scout Pack 35 family campout on Saturday, June 6,2009. The campout was at the special use area of Cuivre River State Park.   While there were an estimated 125 people at the camp, only about 30 availed themselves of the service.

The only site available to set up the telescopes was severely hampered by nearby trees.  The full Moon did not clear the trees for some two hours.  The aforementioned full Moon made for less than ideal viewing conditions which were further hampered by  passing clouds.  Nevertheless we were occasionally able to provide views of Saturn and its big moon Titan.

To the right is Kirk S. with the Club's ETX-125.  Below are Mark S. who brought his 6-in RV-6 OTA mounted on a Dobsonian base and 20x70 binoculars and Marv S. who brought his 10-in Meade scope.  To lower right is Jim R with his Meade ETX-125.  Not shown is Yvonne R (who took the pictures).