Observing during enforced isolation

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Jeremy Shears

Thanks for that Denis.

Actually I was thinking what other opportunities being forced to spend more time at home might bring.

I’ve decided to do a bit more visual observing, for example. Yesterday afternoon I set up a portable 10 cm refractor to look at Venus (which was excellent, but the way). But I left it out so that when I took a break from CCD photometry in the obsy later in the evening, I was able to take in some of the brighter galaxies in Leo and Virgo. It must be years since I’ve seen the likes of M65, 66 and 104. And I’d forgotten just how pleasurable it could be.

Is anyone else making different observing plans in the current situation?