Texas A&M University-Kingsville

September 22 Astronomy Viewing Night

September 22, 2011

The first astronomy public viewing night was held at the Hill Hall Obersvatory.  Objects viewed included M3, a globular cluster and alpha Herculis, a double star. 

This viewing night was the first to utilize the new 190mm telescope and camera system that permits guests to see what is being viewed through the main 16" telescope from other locations.  The camera was networked with another computer and lcd TV monitor located on the second floor of Hill Hall.  This permits quite a few people to see the objects being viewed at the same time.  This does not affect viewing through the 16" telescope for those willing and able to climb the stairs. 

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