2020 Observations

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My AstroDiary records observations on 48 occasions, but there must have been many more naked-eye observations unrecorded as I walk out early every morning (except weekends). My focus has chiefly been on the Moon, planets and the Sun.

I noted January 5th as the 60th anniversary of my first recorded observation.

The highlight of my astronomical year must be the award of ‘Picture of the Week’ for an image of the Mercury-Venus conjunction in May taken with a Sony RX-100 in high winds! Most unexpected.

I was also pleased to get an image of Mars with some detail using a mobile phone camera on a 200mm Dob.

Various upgrades in mind for 2021 – and learning how to use a Canon 1100D!

Happy observing in 2021!

Alan