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Dean Johnson

    Hello astronomy fans! I got there for 4 and a half hours tonight. Steve Remick joined me and we watched lunar sunrise on the Aristarchus plateau. Aristarchus and Herodotus were very different looking with a low sun angle and Vallis Schroteri (the Cobra's Head) was absolutely spectacular. It was as vivid as I've ever seen it. Steve got 9 off the Lunar 100, a good start.

    Steve got M39 in Cygnus and as the Moon was setting, he nabbed M31 the great Andromeda Galaxy. We also looked at Gamma Andromeda which is a very pretty double star.

    I recorded Zeta Ursa Majoris for my first observation of the Astronomical League's Binocular Double Star list.