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Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Orange, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Oct 23 21:45:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1935

Just before sunset, my brother Anthony & I were able to view the beginning of the partial solar eclipse with eclipse glasses. The sun showed a little chunk taken out on its left side before it set. That's all we in the northeast could see.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Oct 19 05:03:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1934

I just viewed one of the largest sunspots I've ever seen with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. If we don't get a great aurora from this, we never will.

Moon (Moon, est. to be in Pisces)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Orange, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Oct 8 10:45:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1933

Lunar Eclipse in the Southwest is reddish enough to see.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3.7)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 20 01:11:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1932

I viewed the ISS as it traveled overhead, It was very bright & it moved right along.

Venus (Planet, est. mag -3.7)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: excellent
Time: Mon Aug 18 09:30:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1931

this morning, my brother Anthony, my friend Joe & I met at the West Haven beach to observe the close conjunction of Venus & Jupiter. Both planets were just .3 of a degree apart with Venus being the brighter of the two planets. Also, right above our heads, the moon & the star Aldeberan were about 4 degrees apart during there conjunction. Two conjunctions for the price of one. Not bad.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Time: Mon Aug 11 00:00:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1930

This evening, my brother Anthony, my friend Diane & I viewed the rising super moon. I always look at the full moon so I can tell it's larger than an ordinary full moon.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -8, est. to be in Lyra)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Orange, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Jul 22 04:17:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1929

went out East to the closed White Tortilla Kitchen and was on the centerline(?) to see an Iridium 50 flare.

Other (Other)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Time: Wed Jul 16 00:30:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1928

This evening, My brother Anthony, my friends Dave, Mike & I saw the most incredible sunset. Beside the great colors, we counted more than 30 Crespiculer rays. We ended up watching this sunset for more than a half an hour!

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Jul 13 00:30:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1927

On Saturday evening, my brother Anthony & I watched the super moon rise in the east. I always like to look at the full moon all the time & this helps me appreciate the super moon even more. Next super moon will be August 10th.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -8, est. to be in Cygnus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Fri Jul 11 05:04:13 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1926

Iridium 83 flare...very bright.

Saturn (Planet, est. mag -.4, est. to be in Libra)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Jul 8 01:00:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1925

Last evening, my friend Joe & I viewed the close conjunction of Saturn & the moon. Saturn was about 0.6 degrees above the moon. A very nice sight.

Mars (Planet, est. mag -.4, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Jul 6 01:00:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1924

This evening a group of friends & I enjoyed the fireworks at the West Haven beach. Before the fireworks started, We were able to view the close conjunction of the moon, Mars & Spica. Mars was only .2 of a degree just above the moon while Spica was just 1.5 degrees left of the moon. The fireworks erupted right in front of the planet Saturn, which has its own conjunction with the moon on Monday evening July 7th. That will also be a nice sight.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -7, est. to be in Hercules)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Jul 1 04:10:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1923

Iridium 61 fairly high flare.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -5, est. to be in Lyra)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Jun 25 04:37:46 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1922

Iridium 35 flare near Vega.

Saturn (Planet, est. mag 0.0, est. to be in Libra)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 6-inch Dobsonian reflector   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Jun 22 02:00:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1921

Last night, my friend Steve & I viewed a number of objects with Steve's 6" Dob & my 12MM Televue eyepiece. We first turned our attention to Saturn, where we were able to see a belt going across the northern hemisphere. We were also able to see the Cassini Division in Saturn's rings. We then observed Mars & much to our surprise, we were still able to see some albedo markings & Mars' polar icecap. After viewing some double stars & seeing a -4 magnitude iridium flair, we turned our attention to a first time object for us to view. The star HD162826 is now considered to be our sun's sister star meaning it was born in the same nebula as our sun, 4.5 billion years ago. This star is about 6th or 7th magnitude & is easy to find one binocular field above & right of Vega. It looked yellow in my binoculars too. One more sky first we saw was Chinese lanterns, which look like UFO's floating across the sky. It was a great evening of viewing.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -6, est. to be in Cygnus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Fri Jun 20 04:56:46 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1920

ISS pass before it passed into the Umbra.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -8, est. to be in Lyra)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Fri Jun 20 04:58:46 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1919

Iridium 96 flare below Vega toward the East.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -7, est. to be in Bootes)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: none   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Jun 19 03:19:59 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1918

Iridium 32 flare near Zenith high toward the East in bright Twilight.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -4, est. to be in Cygnus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Jun 12 05:28:24 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1917

Iridium 5 flare low in the East-Northeast.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -7, est. to be in Corona Borealis)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Jun 12 03:53:24 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1916

Iridium 32 high in the East

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -6)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: poor   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Jun 3 04:10:24 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1915

ISS Pass from the South to the East...high clouds blocking.

Meteor (Meteor, est. mag -7)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: excellent   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Jun 1 03:15:24 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1914

seen this Bolide in the Northwest during mid-twilight.

Saturn (Planet, est. mag 0.00, est. to be in Libra)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: Port Charlotte , Florida, United States
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Fri May 23 02:00:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1913

While vacationing in Florida, my friend Steve & I viewed Saturn with my 10X50 binoculars. With Saturn's rings very wide now, the planet looked like a tiny flying saucer. We also noted how Jupiter, Mars & Saturn were strung out along the ecliptic covering the whole sky. Scorpio was a great sight high in the southern sky with M7 visible with the naked eye. The next evening our entire group went on a sunset cruise. The sun looked completely distorted just before sunset. I promised everyone we would see the green flash but alas, I was wrong. Still, it was great watching the sunset.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag 7, est. to be in Hercules)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Tue May 27 05:02:24 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1912

Iridium 59 near Vega

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag 6, est. to be in Bootes)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: excellent
Time: Sat May 24 03:35:55 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1911

Iridium 3 bright flare high in the East

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