Today’s observation

The sun is shining brightly outsides and the sky is still deep blue like the mighty ocean. I’ve finished my observation just an hour ago.
When I was going to sleep, I suddenly found the sky was very clear as well as the stars was smooth shimmering though situating in a major city. In a word, it was a good chance to make an observation. So I did. I moved my 10cm-refractor to the balcony where has a very wide sight.
I observed the asteroid 1 Ceres first because it was in the low position.Making use of the ι and θ Pisicis Austrini, I easily found the position where Ceres was. Ceres was 7.6 magnitude and it was almost in a straight line with SAO190604, whose magnitude is7.38, and SAO190588 at the magnitude of 9.03. I drew a sketch and I should sent it to my web, however, my webcam has been broken down. Once it’s okay, I will send my sketch. During this time, some annoying clouds interupted my observation so that it took me long to finish my sketch. The whole time that I used to observe 1 Ceres was from 3:20(19:20UT) to 4:30(20:30UT). 
I observed Uranus, then. I found it easily because of its obvious round face on which I couldn’t tell any details. I estamated its magnitude was about 5.7. Certainly I’ve done a sketch on it, however, I can’t send it for the same reason which I wrote above.
Oh, I forgot to write down the observation on Perseid on 12~13 Aug. 2006.
I haven’t done too much for the bright moon, what’s more, I spent most time in observing the comet 177P/Barnard=P/2006 M3, though I finally failed. I’ve observed 29 meteors, maybe four of them weren’t shower meteor. The brightest one I saw that night occured at about 23:47(15:47UT), at the magnitude of -2, has splitted, and left a 3-second-long trail. I finished the observation at about 4:30(20:30UT). The most annoying thing was that I FORGOT to observe Mercury, that was really sucks! 
Some on other things, Rob has found the comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) in the C3 images. The report is below.

Aug 14 2006 19:14:36 Rob Matson



Known comet now entering:
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
20060814
Non-group comet.
22:18 110 811
00:18 114 808
01:42 117 806
04:18 122 802

--Rob Matson

Aug 14 2006 19:30:42 Rob Matson



Further to my post of...
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
20060814 19:14:36
Non-group comet.
00:18 160 774
01:42 163 771
02:18 164 770
03:18 166 768
03:42 166 767
04:18 168 766

--Rob Matson

Aug 14 2006 20:04:26 Rob Matson



Further to my post of...
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
20060814 19:14:36
Non-group comet.
04:42 169 765
05:42 171 764
06:18 172 763
08:20 176 760
09:42 178 758
10:19 179 758

--Rob Matson

And the specialist’s congratulations:
Aug 15 2006 10:10:59 Mr Sungrazer



Congratulations to Rob for finding the comet in C3 (as well as

the original discovery in SWAN!). I can't believe how tiny it
is! Makes you wonder how many objects like this have passed
undetected through C3 in the past 10 years...
~~KB

I can find more in the later images:
picture size: 1024 * 1024

picture name                   position
20060814_1019_c3.gif (179,758)
20060814_1118_c3.gif (181,756)
20060814_1218_c3.gif (183,754)
20060814_1342_c3.gif (186,752)
20060814_1418_c3.gif (187,751)
20060814_1518_c3.gif (189,749) 

But I can’t further my finding in today’s images. Maybe this comet is JUST the magnitude limit of the C3. Let me keep waiting for mor images. 

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Today’s observation

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