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My Tenerife observing highlights Whilst on a weeks holiday in Tenerife, I did some *observing. Equipment used Strathspey 10:50 binoculars. Sky & Telescope.

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1 My Tenerife observing highlights Whilst on a weeks holiday in Tenerife, I did some *observing. Equipment used Strathspey 10:50 binoculars. Sky & Telescope pocket sky atlas Red light Bino FOV (6.75⁰) ring Panasonic DMC TZ65 (x12 optical zoom MP) digital camera iPhone (to light the way)! Towel for supporting camera on rocks without scratching it! 1

2 Moon & Venus 2

3 Moon 3 With high clouds.Being buzzed by paragliders! Red Moon at sunsetAlmost gone

4 At night 4 Orion with star trails. Problems of light pollution on clouds even in Tenerife! Odd star visible.

5 Cassiopeia + Pleiades 5

6 See I told you they were there! 6 Cassiopeia Pleiades

7 Tiede by night tour 7 Highlight No 1: Milky WayHighlight No 2: M31

8 Views not a lot different to a darkish site at home due to hotel lights etc, even form the vacant land next to a darkish (but rocky!) car park close to our hotel. The tour was worthwhile, but the *30 minutes allotted for observing was nowhere near long enough to do justice to the location! However a visit to the Tiede observatory may well be worthwhile as apparently they have a 250mm (10”) Dobsonian and a 500mm (20”) scope that can be used, but you aren’t allowed to use your own equipment (see their website for details)! What you will need is a letter of confirmation from our President (I presume that’ll be you Andy?!) that you are a bone fide member of an astronomical society or group. I didn’t find this out until too late (my own fault!), but if anyone goes to the observatory, please let us all know how you got on. 8 To sum up


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