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LOG

October 1952-

October 1964

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THE LOG BOOK

of the

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

of the

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

[[phi]] = +41deg. 47' 24" = 41.7900....

[[lambda]] = +5h 50m 23s.8 (87deg. 37' 58''W) = 87.59444....

**1

1952 Oct 24-25 11:30 P.M. - 5:15 A.M.

Toby Owen, Clayton Smith, Tom Upham

Tried to get focus plates for Schmidt. Succeeded

in part. Seeing was excellent, almost, if not

perfect. Lots of smoky haze first part, cleared

later.

Oct. 27 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Toby Owen. 4 Nat Sci I students came up around

8:00. Clear from 7:00-8:00, then clouded over. Poor

turn out probably due to this.

Oct 30 10:45 A.M. - 12:00

Clayton Smith. Sun Observations.

Oct 31-Nov. 1. 10:15 P.M. - 3:30 A.M.

Clayton Smith. Tried to effect collimation of Schmidt

with refractor. Succeeded only in respect to R.A. Full Moon.

Seeing was superb, the 1/4" eyepiece was used on Jupiter showing

the equatorial bands with amazing definition.

Nov. 3 7:45 - 9:00 P.M.

Toby Owen Open house for Phy Sci

Students, no one showed up. Elliot Moore and Peter

Claus from club were there, gave them some

instruction. Air clear but seeing poor.

**2

Nov. 5, 7:45 - 8:50 P.M.

Toby Owen Open house for Phy Sci. About

10-15 people. Good seeing, clear sky.

Nov. 6, 7:45 - 9:10 P.M.

Toby Owen Same as last night except

that sky was cloudy. Lots of people showed up

anyway, however.

Nov. 7, 1:45 - 3:30 P.M.

Toby Owen. Made up some microdol developer

Picked up Venus and Sun. Sky clear, seeing fair.

Nov. 10, 9:00 - 10:00 P.M.

Toby Owen. Several club members up,

showed them Jupiter, Plieades and double

cluster. Nice clear sky.

Nov. 12 1:30 - 8:00 A.M.

Clayton Smith. Schmidt focus plates

taken in spite of thick haze. Made up several

solutions and cut some film. Sky completely overcast

until 2:15.

Nov. 14 2:00 - 2:30

Toby Owen Did some developing.

Nov. 15 1:00 - 4:00

Toby Owen. Washed telescope and Schmidt,

oiled mounting, etc. got everything set for winter.

**3

Nov. 15 5:15 - 6:30

Toby Owen. Took picture of Venus. Showed

Schmidt out of focus.

8:00 - 12:00

Toby Owen, Clayton Smith. Took series

of pictures with Schmidt to try to get it in

focus. Partially succeeded.

Nov. 17 11-12

C. Sagan. Seeing nil. Cabinets

disarrayed in 550. ?

Nov. 19 12:25 - 12:40 P.M. Clayton Smith

Worked unsuccessfully with Schmidt.

Nov. 20 11:30 - 11:45 A.M.

Clayton Smith. Worked unsuccessfully

with Schmidt camera.

Nov. 21 9:30 - 10:00 A.M.

Clayton Smith. Worked successfully with

Schmidt Camera. It is now capable of being

focussed with all three screws.

Nov. 21-22 9:30 P.M. - 2:00 A.M.

Toby Owen & Clayton Smith. We finally

did it. the Schmidt Camera is in focus. Sky

hazy most of night. COLD AND WINDY.

**4

Nov. 23 4:30 - 7:00

Bruce Larkin & Toby Owen. Took 3 pictures

of moon to re-test Schmidt focussing job. Perfect!

Sky clear, seing fair.

7:15 - 9:00

Bruce Larkin Toby Owen. Got one picture

of Pleiades and then we were clouded out.

1952 Nov. 24 2:30 - 4:00

Clayton Smith. Selection of negatives

suitable for enlargement.

Nov. 25 2:15 - 3:00

Some openings; then clouded

over. Also COLD! {C. Sagan}

1952 Nov. 28&29 10:30 P.M. - 3:00 A.M. Clayton Smith

test photos with infrared film.

Sky very clear, no wind; temperature -9deg.C

Nov. 29: 5:00 P.M.

C. Sagan, Rien

Dec. 2: 11:30 - 12:30

C. Sagan - Study

Dec. 3: 10:30 - 1:00

C. Sagan - Study

Dec 6 6:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Clayton Smith

Infra Red test Photos. Sky hazy from

6:30 until 10:00 when it became completely

overcast.

**5

Dec. 7, 1952 7:00 - 8:45

Toby Owen. Took search plate for Ceres.

Beautiful sky.

Dec. 12, 1952 11:00 - 12:00

Study {C. Sagan}

Dec. 13, 1952 8:00 - 10:30

Toby Owen Picked up Ceres, took two

plates. Seeing poor, with lots of clouds.

Dec 15, 1952 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Clayton Smith & Toby Owen. took Ceres & Venus

plates. Sky very clear. Nearly perfect for Chicago.

Dec. 16, 1952 11:30 - 1:00

Carl Sagan - Study

Dec. 16,1952 4:45 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Clayton Smith - Ceres Plate

Dec. 22, 1952 1:45 A.M. - 7:00 A.M.

C. Sagan

Dec. 26, 1952 6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Clayton Smith- Uranus search plate. Sky hazy

and clear alternately until 9:15 when it overcast

completely. Also Jupiter observations.

Dec. 27, 1952 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Clayton Smith. Observed Occultation of Plieades.

Radio not working. Several visiters up to view venus

mars, Jupiter, & Moon. Moon nearly full.

**6

Jan. 5, 1953 7:30 - 9:15

Clayton Smith & Toby Owen. Hazy

sky with unsteady images. COLD and windy.

Took one plate of Uranus.

Jan 11-12 8:30 P.M. - 7:30 A.M.

Clayton Smith. Orion Photograph &

identifications. Plate previously fogged. Visibility

excellent. Seeing not to good.

Jan 12 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Sun Observations - Clayton Smith

Jan 13 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Sun Observations - Clayton Smith

Jan 20 10:15 - 10:45

Sun Observations - Clayton Smith

Jan 21 2:00 - 2:45

Sun Observations - Clayton.

Jan 21 6:00 - 9:00

Toby Owen Lunar, Planetary observations and

photographs; two variables. Sky clear, flickering images

Jan 26 9:00 - 10:00

Toby Owen Lunar, Planetary observations and

photographs. Transparency excellent, but seeing poor.

Jan 26 1:15 - 1:45

Clayton S. Solar Observation.

**7

Jan. 28 10:30 - 11:00

Clayton Smith Solar Observations

2:15 - 2:30 More Solar Observations

Jan. 29 10:15 - 10:30

Clayton Smith Solar Observations

Jan. 29 5:00 - 7:50

Carl Sagan, Clayton Smith, Toby Owen & co.

Several people up to watch eclipse -> snowed under!

Jan 30 9:45 - 10:00

Clayton Smith Solar Observations

Jan. 30 6:10 - 9:20

Joe Lach, Roger Kallun, Toby Owen,

Did some looking around, getting familiar with `scope.

Seeing poor, clouded out at about 9:00.

Jan. 31 1:30 - 2:45

Clayton Smith. Solar Observations

Feb. 2 1:45 - 2:15

Clayton Smith Solar Observations

Feb. 2 10:00 - 10:45

Clayton Smith, Toby Owen, Eliott Moore &

several people who attended Urey lecture were up to

see Jupiter & Moon. Very Hazy.

Feb. 3 10:15 - 10:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations

**8

Febr. 4, 1:30 - 2:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Observation.

Feb. 9, 9:00 - 10:00

Toby Owen - Took one plate, planetary

and variable star work. Best night I've seen

yet for Chicago.

Feb. 13 9:45 - 10:15 A.M.

Clayton Smith Solar Observations

Feb. 13 6:15 - 10:00

Toby Owen - had about 5 group members

up. Took a general look around. Exceptionally

clear, but very windy.

Feb. 13 11:30 - 12:00 P.

Clayton Smith - Hazed Out. But good!

Feb. 15, 10:45 - 11:45 A.M.

Toby Owen Solar and Venus observations.

Seeing poor, cold and windy

Feb. 16 1:00 - 1:30 P.M.

Clayton Smith - Solar Observation

Feb. 17 5:00 - 8:30

Clayton Smith, Toby Owen. Lunar & Planetary

photographs, 2 variables.

Feb. 17 10:15 - 10:35

Clayton Smith - Solar. No spots.

6:00 - 8:00 - Venusian & Lunar Infrared Photos

Located Uranus

**9

Feb. 23 1:00 - 1:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Observing

6:00 - 9:15

Clayton Smith & Leslie Guggereia - Venus,

Mars, Jupiter, trapezium, & etc. & mercury. Lunar photos.

Feb. 27 9:45 - 10:15

Clayton Smith - Solar Observ.

Feb. 27 7:00 - 8:30

Toby Owen Worked with micrometer

March 4 6:20 - 7:15

Toby Owen Cold and windy. Venus, Jupiter,

Mercury observations, then clouded out.

March 6 10:00 - 10:15

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations

March 9 1:30 - 1:35

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations

6:30 - 8:00

Clayton Smith & Leslie G.- [[eta]] and [[chi]] Persei, Venus

mercury observations & clouded out.

March 18 6:30 7:15

Toby Owen One double, then clouded

out. Sky beautiful while clear.

March 19 9:30 - 10:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations, a spot

has appeared.

**10

March 23 Clayton Smith- 7:00 - 9:15

Occultation, planetary & Lunar Obser.

March 26 6:00 - 9:30

Occultation, planetary & Lunar Obser.

Clayton Smith, Les Guggiani

April 2 10:30 - 11:15

Clayton Smith - Solar Obser.

April 6 1:30 - 2:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obser.

6:30 - 8:00

Clayton Smith - Planetary & Stellar Observations.

April 13 11:30 - 12:00

Toby Owen tried to pick up Venus

but failed due to extensive glare.

8:00 - 10:00

Toby Owen Ray Wilkerson. Sky

clear but hazy. Just looked around.

April 14 9:55 - 10:25

Clayton Smith - Solar Observation.

April 20 1:30 - 1:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Observation.

7:00 - 11:00- Clayton Smith, Les

Guggiani, Elliott Moore, John Varody, Phil Stone; observed

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Moon, M13, R Cor Bor

**11

April 21 3:30 - 5:30 A.M.

Clayton Smith, Toby Owen. Tried

to pick up Comet 1953a but failed. Beautiful sky,

Milhy Way visible in Cygnus.

April 22 1:15 - 2:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations.

April 23 2:45 - 4:00 A.M.

Toby Owen, Clayton Smith located approximate

field of Comet 1953a. Quite hazy.

April 27 1:45 - 2:15 c.s.t

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations.

May 6 9:45 - 10:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations.

May 7 10:00 - 10:15

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations.

May 8 10:00 - 10:15

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations.

May 9 2:45 - 3:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations, tried to find

venus. Clock not worked, oiled same and mounting.

May 11 1:30 - 2:30

Toby Owen, Clayton Smith- Solar Observations,

worked with clock & mounting checked shutter mechanism.

May 17 8:30 - 9:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations & Found Venus

**12

9:30 - 10:00 18 May Clayton Smith

Solar Observations

May 19 2:00 - 4:00 Toby Owen

Picked up comet 1953a, took photograph.

May 19 8:45 - 9:15 Clayton Smith

Solar Observations

May 20 12:15 - 3:00 Toby Owen, Clayton Smith

Photographed comet 1953a, & did some var. work.

June 4 8:30 - 9:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations

June 5 8:30 - 9:00

Clayton Smith Solar Observations

June 7 1:30 - 1:45

Clayton Smith Solar Observations

June 9 7:30 - 12:30

Clayton Smith, Solar Observations, &

adjustment & transit instrument

June 9 10PM - 12M

Tom Upham - Saturn, M13, "double-double" in Lyra, etc.

June 10 9:30 - 12:30 PM - Saturn, located Neptune etc. {TU}

June 11 3:00 - 4:00

Clayton Smith - Fussed with transit

instrument, & Solar Observation.

June 15 11:00 - 11:30

Clayton Smith Solar Observation.

**13

June 16 3:00 - 3:30 & 8:30 - 11:30

Tom Upham Solar Observations, Lunar

observations, seeing excellent, little "shimmy" with 180X

June 18 8:30 - 12:30 Tom Upham & George Sinnot - general

observation, dome opening rope broke - repaired but won't promise

that it'll stay so. Caution!

June 18 12:00 - 12:35 Upham & Smith - Solar Observation.

June 20 11:30 - 12:30

Solar Observations - Clayton Smith

June 20 9:30 - 1:30

Tom Upham & Clayton Smith

attempted Approx. collimation of tr. Inst. with [[alpha]] U minoris

June 21 12:45 - 1:00

Solar Observations Clayton Smith

June 26 10:50 - 11:10

Solar Observations - Clayton Smith

June 26 8:30 - 9:45 - Tom Upham & 2 visitors - Mercury

June 28 9:00 - 9:45 Mercury Tom Upham - cloudy

July 2 8:30 - 11:00 Tom Upham & friend - general observations

July 4 9:00 - 12:30 Upham & B. Rainey- " " "

July 7 8:00 - 8:15 c.s.t.

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations

July 8 11:00 - 11:30 c.s.t

Clayton Smith - Solar Observations

**14

July 9 - 9:00 - 9:15

Clayton Smith & Joe Lach

Solar Observation.

July 9 - T. Upham & B. Rainey - 9:00 - 11:00 general observations

July 10 " " 10:00 - 5:30 a number of photographs, Saturn, Venus,

M13, Perseus cluster, etc. watched sunrise, weather "perfect"

July 11 Clayton Smith 11:00 - 11:30

Solar Observations

July 11 T. Upham, B. Rainey, W. Halley - numerous double stars

Andromeda nebulas, Perseus, Saturn, etc. 10:30 - 2:00

July 13 Clayton Smith 11:00 - 11:30

Solar Observations

July 13 8:00 - 9:00 c.s.t.

Clayton Smith - Lunar Obs.

July 20 T. Upham - several open clusters 12:30 - 2:30

July 21 Joe Lach & Clayton Smith

Solar Observations 8:00 - 8:15

July 23 T. Upham 12:00 - 2:30 Moon, Pleides, etc

July 24 T. Upham 1:00 - 4:00

July 25 Joseph Lach & Clayton Smith

9:00 - 3:00 - Eclipse of Moon

July 27 9:15 - 4:30

Clayton Smith Sun Observations

Aug 5 T. Upham 9:00 - 10:30

Aug 7 T. Upham 10:30 - 4:30 3 guests & many "sights"

**15

Aug 8 T. Upham & guests 9:00 - 11:30

Aug 13 - 8:00 - 8:30

Clayton Smith & Joe Lach Sun Observations

Aug 13 9:00 - 11:45, Joe Lach, Clayton Smith

attempted photo through 6" eyepiece - results

not too good.

Aug 18 8:45 - 9:10

Clayton Smith & Joe Lach - Sun Observations

Aug 20 8:50 - 9:05

Clayton Smith & Joe Lach - Sun Observations

Aug 25 8:50 - 9:05

Joe Lach & Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Sep. 8 8:00 - 11:30 c.s.t.

Joe Lach & Clayton Smith - General

Observation, identification & frustration.

Sept 16 Joseph & friend - lunar pictures

Sept 19 T. Upham - 9:00 - 4:00 observed over 20 double stars, Jupiter

Orion Neb. Andromeda & located Uranus

Sept 25 - Joe Lach, Vince, T. Upham, B. Rainey & G. Sinnot - photograpy 8:00-1:00

Sept 27 - T. Upham. Bruce Larkin 8:00 - 1:00 - many observations

Sept 28 - T. Upham & Elliot Moore 10:45 - 2:00 " "

Oct 2 T. Upham & Elliot Moore 8:30 - 10:30

**16

Oct 5 10:30 - 10:45 Solar Obs.

Clayton Smith

Oct. 9 8:30 - 12:15 T. Upham & 2 friends double stars & other objects

Oct 13 10:30 - 10:45 Solar Obs.

Clayton Smith

Oct 15 T. Upham & B. Rainey 8:00 - 10:00 Lunar observations.

Oct 16 " " " " & E. Moore " "

Oct 17 7:00 - 11:30. Joe Lach - Lunar & Jupiter photos

Oct 20 1:30 - 2:10 T. Upham & E. Moore - solar observations (No sunspots)

Oct 21 10:30 - 11:00 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs.

Oct 23 11:15 - 11:30 Clayton Smith

Solar Observ.

Oct 28 10:30 - 10:45 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs.

Oct 30-31 - 12M - 5:40 - Photographs & Many Observations !!!!

T. Upham, E. Moore & 9 others at various times

weather conditions superb! Mars, Uranus, Venus, 6 clusters.

Nov. 1 - 5:15 - 6:00 Toby Owen - Shutter

jammed too severly to operate.

Nov. 2 8:30 - 10:30 Clayton Smith, Carl Sagan

Joe Lach E. Moore & Nat Sci. &

club people.

Nov. 3 7:00 - 8:45

Toby Owen - Nat Sci. students - sky overcast

**17

Nov. 4, 1953 10:30 - 10:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Nov. 5, 1953 7:00 - 8:45

Toby Owen - Nat Sci. students

sky overcast.

Nov. 6, 1953 8:20 - 8:30 A.M.

Toby Owen - Attempted to track

cosmic ray balloon but failed due to clouds.

Nov 10, 11:30 - 11:15

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Nov. 9, 7:00 - 9:10

Toby Owen - Nat Sci. I students.

Sky clear, about 20-30 people showed up.

Nov. 10, 7:00 - 8:30

Toby Owen - Nat. Sci. I students.

sky overcast.

Nov. 12, 7:00 - 7:45

Tom Upham, Toby Owen

Nat. Sci. I students, sky hazy but no clouds.

Nov. 13 11:45 - 12:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Nov. 14 - Morning = Mercury transit, many visitors & photographs

" " - Evening & 9 people up - left at 5! - mostly Jupiter & open clusters

Nov. 16 - 10:45 - 11:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

**18

Nov. 17 11:30 - 11:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Nov. 18 10:30 - 10:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs

Nov. 20 - T. Upham, B. Rainey & Elliot Moore - 11:00 - 12:00

Nov. 23 10:30 - 10:45

Clayton Smith Solar Obs.

Nov. 28 1:45 - 2:30 Elliot Moore, Tom Upham, Jerry Jordan

Solar Observation and Instruction.

Dec. 1 7:00 - 8:30

Elliot Moore, Penny Rich, Toby

Owen. Muggy night. Looked around, checked

out Elliott.

Dec 2 12:30 - 1:30 AM Elliot Moore, Bill Silverman, cloudy, nothing

Dec. 5 9:30 - 12:30 E. Moore, Bob Emrich, Upham came for

15 minutes. Double stars. clear night

Dec 7 1:00 - 1:15 P.M.

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Dec 8 12:15 - 12:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Dec 10 2:45 - 3:00 Elliott Moore, Bob Emrich

Solar Observation

Dec. 10 7:00 - 7:30 Eliott Moore, Bob Emrich, Ken Lewalski

short observation of prominent objects

**19

Dec. 10, 1953 7:15 - 8:30

Pete Vandervoort, Chick Ahlgren, Toby Owen

Cold, clear at first but light clouds moving in.

Operation of `scope and looked around

Dec 16 - 10:30 - 11:30, T. Upham, B. Baumreek, D. Anderson.

Dec 16 - 11:00 - 11:30 A.M.

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Dec 17 - 9:45 - 10:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Dec 19 7:00 - 11:00 Joseph Lach & friend

Jupiter photo - got moons. Overcast in at 11:00

Dec 28 8:30 - 10:00

Clayton Smith - Jupiter, Nebulae Photos.

Jan. 5 8:30 - 9:30 Elliott Moore & Penny Rich

Jupiter, Double Star, Bad Weather, Overcast

Jan. 7 5:15 - 6:10

Toby Owen - Lunar observations, sky

very transparent but cloudy.

8:05 - 9:20

Toby Owen - Variable Star Obs. Sky

mucky, cloudy

**20

Jan 9, 1954 5:20 - 6:20

Toby Owen - occultation Sky

clear but seeing terrible. Cold

8:00 - 9:45

Pete Vandervoort, Toby Owen

Looked around, Checked variables. Sky clear but later

clouded over. Seeing still poor.

Jan 11, 1954 7:30 - 8:00 ; 9:30 - 10:30

Joe Lach, Clayton Smith, Eliott

Moore Moon photos.

Jan 12 9:00 - 11

Penny Rich, Elliott

Assorted objects

Jan. 22 1:00 - 3:00

Joe Lach, Elliot Moore, Toby Owen,

Took Schmidt mirror out to be aluminized.

Feb. 4 12:30 - 4:30

Joe Lach, Elliot Moore, Toby Owen,

Replaced Schmidt mirror, cleaned corrector plate

and 6" objective

Feb. 5 Joseph Lach - trial photo with Schmidt - Good results -

clouded up. aft 9:30

Feb. 6 4:00 - 4:15

Toby Owen, lined up finder

Feb. 7 5:30 - 7:30

Toby Owen - variable stars

Feb. 8 10:30 - 11:00

Solar Obs Clayton Smith

**21

Feb. 8 8:00 - 12:30, T. Upham & 10 guests ! many

objects & beautiful seeing. - get 2" cleaned, 6" great !!!!

Feb. 9 12:30 - 1:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs

Feb. 8 3:30 - 6:00 A.M.

Toby Owen - variable star obs.,

unsuccesful search for Comet Pons-Brooks. Sky quite

transparent, 13.1 mag. star barely visible in R Cor Bor field.

Feb. 9 8:40 - 10:00

Toby Owen - 2 occultations. scattered clouds

Feb 9 10:30 - 11:30

E. Moore, P. Vandervoort, miscellaneous, hazy, but clear

Feb 10 10:45 - 11:15

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Feb 10 7:30 - 11:00 Joe Lach and friend. E. Moore

We waited fruitlessly. Nice cloud formations

Feb. 18 6:00 - 8:00 Toby Owen

Variable star and mercury obs. Sky clear but poor

seeing.

Feb. 18 3:00 - 3:45 E. Moore, Solar Observations

Feb 21 10:00 - 12:00 T. Upham, D. Anderson, W. Churchill.

12:30 - 1:30 T. Owen var. stars & moon

Feb. 24 6:00 - 7:15 T. Owen unsuccesful search for

comet. Sky very cloudy, with a few holes.

**22

Feb. 26 2:00 - 3:00 A.M.

Toby Owen var. stars & moon clear & cold

Feb 26 10:30 - 11:00 A.M. Clayton Smith

Solar Observation - No evidence of activity

Mar 1 10:30 - 11:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs - 1 group 4 spots

Mar. 1 6:30 - 7:00

Toby Owen - unsuccessful comet search

8:00 - 12:30 Elliott Moore & Joe Lach

Schmidt Photos, hazy, clouded out.

Mar 3 10:30 - 11:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs 1 spot

8:30 - 10:00 P. Vandervoort, E. Moore

miscellaneous objects, much sky fog, hazy, COLD

Mar 4 10:00 - 10:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs. - Nothing

1 - 2:30 J. Dulin, E. Moore

Personal Photographs, solar obs., instruction

7:00 - 8:30 P. Vandervoort Toby Owen

checked out Pete, variable stars, sky murky

9 - 12:30 E. Moore, Schmidt Photo, Misc. T. Upham

from 10 - 12:30 misc, Saturn, M3 Globular cluster

Mar 5 10:30 - 11:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs. - Nothing

**23

Mar 5 - 6:45 - 8:10

Toby Owen - Seeing very bad but transparency

good. Took search plate & var. stars.

8:00 - 2:30. Joseph Lach, Elliott Moore, Tom Upham.

Schmidt Photos of Beehive and M3. Very Cold.

Mar. 6 - 3:00 - 4:00 T. Upham - Sun & Earth

8 March 1954 P. Vander voort , Elmer Mass

Henry Paulus. 8:15 - 11:00 PM. General

survey of the Universe. Atmosphere hazy but

quite steady.

Mar. 9 - 7:00 - 7:45

Toby Owen - tried for occ. but clouded out.

9 March 1954 8:15 - 11:15 P. Vandervoort

Bob Strader. Didn't even open up. Submit

need for meteorological section.

11 March 1954 6:20 - 9:40 P.Vandervoort, E. Moore, B. Strader

Looked around. Seeing generally poor. Clouded out

about 10:15. God bless poor astronomers on a night like this.

15 March 1954 7:30 - 10:30 PM. Seeing good, transparency

fair. Moon fouls thing up. Two Short exposures of Jupiter.

P. Vandervoort. 12:45 - 2:00. Short exposure of Saturn

Seeing good but moon too bright.

March 15 10:30 - 11:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs. 1 gr. 26 spots

**24

March 16 11:30 - 12:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs. 1 gr. 16 spots

March 18 9:30 - 9:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs. 1 gr. 34 spots a real beauty

March 20 4:30 - 5:10

Elliott Moore, Jacques Dulin, Solar Observation, many spots

atmosphere bad, no count

8:10 - 11:30 J. Dulin, E. Moore, a few observations, one

attempted Schmidt. (full moon & poor guiding, ruined.)

March 21 7:30 - 9:30

Elliott - Schmidt Photo of M35, cluster in Twins, then flooded

out by moonlight.

March 26 8:30 PM - 2:30 AM Elliott, TWO Schmidt photos, M65 & M66

in Leo, plus attempt at Owl Nebula. Jupiter with 6 bands & detail, Saturn later with

easy division of outer rings ( plus possible crepe ring and markings on planet) a

remarkable night, with great transparency at zenith, much fog at horizon. About

1:00 clouds appeared, & drove Miss Muffet away (after a while of developing)

Best planetary night I have seen.

31 March 1954, 7:45 - 10:00 P. Vandervoort and

3 guests. Sky fog, fair to poor transparency. Looked around.

9:45 - 5:30 AM. E. Moore, observations Saturn, Mars with distinct

markings. 3 Schmidt photos. M64, M53, M13 : developer bad on last. Night

misty, {???}, and cold.

April 1, 9:30 - 10:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs. - Nothing

**25

4 April 1954 : 7:00 PM - 8:40. P. Vandervoort,

E. Moore, Les Freeman. Looked around. Short Exposure

of moon. Seeing tolerable at first but sky fog coming

in.

5 April 1:30 - 2:30 E. Moore, Cataloging of past plates taken

April 6 - 7:15 - 9:00 E. Moore T. Owen

Came up for Pallas occultation

which was observed in spite of thick smog.

April 7 5:30 - 7:30 Joe Lach, Lunar Photos & Jupiter

clear & fairly steady.

April 8 7:00 - 8:00 Toby Owen, search for Comet Abell

April 8, 1954 P. Vandervoort, T. Upham, and 5 guests.

Looked around. fair to good seeing. Search Plate

for Comet Abell. 8:00 - 10:30

April 9, 1954 Toby Owen - occultation, tried

for emmersion but clouded out.

8:30 - 2:30 Joe Lach, E. Moore. Printing of

negatives, 17 of them. We finally found something to do on a rainy night.

April 13 11:30 - 12:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs

April 14 10:30 - 11:00

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

**26

{torn away} Pete Vandervoort, Mas

Putzel, Elliott Moore, Toby Owen

Looked around, var. star observations.

Good night - 13.1 mag.

April 24 - 11:30 - 12:30 T Owen, J Lach, E. Moore, fixed

drive, lokked at meridian instrument.

April 26 - 11:00 - 11:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

May 3. Joe Lach & friend. Schmidt photo of

cluster in Hercules. Rewash negative 210 to

remove stains. 7:00 - 2:30

May 4 7:00 - 9:00 - Toby Owen, - general obs.

May 5 8:15 - 8:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Observ.

May 7 9 - 4 AM. E. Moore. Generally cloudy. attempted M13 shot with

ortho press. no images. general observations in clear times.

7 8-11 T. Upham & only one guest. General observations

May 11 9:30 - 10:00 c.s.t.

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

May 11 10 - 1 E Moore, 2 moon shots with Schmidt, pan

press and ortho press, & miscellaneous observations.

May 12 10:15 - 10:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

May 13 8:30 - 8:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

**27

May 14, 9:30 - 9:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

14 May 8:00 - 11:00 P. Vandervoort and 2 guests.

Planetary and general observations. Atmosphere turbulent. Seeing

fair. Too much moon.

May 19 9:30 - 12:00 E Moore & Friend. Observed

Venus, Jupiter, Saturn,and then clouds. Looked at prints then.

May 21 10:30 - 10:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

May 24 - 10:15 - 10:30

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

May 24 - 12:45 - 1:00

Toby Owen - Tried to track cosmic

ray balloons but failed due to clouds.

29 May 8:00 - 10:45 P. Vandervoort & J. Karpen. Looked

around : Primarily planets and double stars. Little

turbulence - transparency fair - Sky fog coming up as we left.

June 4 9:30 - 9:45

Clayton Smith - Solar Obs. - Discovered instrument

cabinet on roof broken into. Nothing seems to be missing.

9:30 - 12:30 J Lach, E. Moore

Attempted many photographs, all failures

then clouded over completely

June 5 J Lach, 9:00 - 3:30 E. Moore. Many Schmidt photos

All more od less failures. One good

**28

attempt at Ring Nebula in Lyra

June 7 - 9:30 Clayton Smith, P. Vandervoort

Looked at instrument cabinet & sun

June 21 Borrowed Manual of Astronomy by Young

Joseph Lach.

June 22 Joe Lach, Jacques Dulin & friend. Signed

out Jacques Very clear but unsteady

June 24 T. Upham, Jacques Dulin, Jacques Kenan general

June 25 J. Dulin, Ivan Barofsky, Penny Rich

Jamie Redmond, Aurthur Green. Venus, Saturn

Mars ( polar caps & green patches ) vega, double - doubles

exceptionally clear, low haze.

June 30 - J. Dulin, T. Upham guests L Lerner et

al. Eclipse - clouds low on horizon at

sunrise, 35% gone by time we were able to see.

good seeing till about 75%, then cloud cover with

intermittent seeing. A few glances at 90% when

clouds thinned, then they covered all and next time we saw

it was at waning 75% only for a second before again obsc-

ured.

July 5, Joe Lach 7:30 - 12:30 looked

around - steady but hazy. Schmidt foto

of Alcor & Mizar.

July 10, J. Dulin 10:30 - 11:30 got cloudy

Mars hazy.

**29

July 15 - J. Dulin, D. Taylor, Guests - Lunar Eclipse

Sun and moon both above horizon - moon

beautiful, rising red orange thru haze. Eclipse

shadow (umbra) fairly well delineated - penumbra

very indistinct. good seeing. Mars, Venus, Saturn

before moon got too bright.

July 3 - Joseph Lach, good night - {???} took Schmidt

photo of alcor & Mizar to test resolving power

July 6 - Joseph Lach & friend. tried new kodak film

- Royal Pan, looks good. Also tried 2" f2.5 Xenon

lens.

July 25 - Joseph Lach & friend. very good night.

clear and steady. Variety of photos & looking around.

July 31 Joseph Lach & friend. Made prints of

previous photos. New batch of Developer, Stop & Hypo.

Aug 6,1954 Joseph Lach & friends - night bad, clouded up.

Aug 10,1954 Joseph Lach & friend - took lunar

photos at focus. Clouded over 12:30. R.A.

fine motion not working.

Aug 11,'54 - T. Upham & friends - poor seeing - Decl.

got stuck & didn't want to tinker with

it - sorry - be glad to help fix if you think

I could help. inside gear might tight

my number is Mi-3-9676 - often in eves.

**30

Aug. 23, 1954. J. Lach & friend. Found telescope with

R.A. slow motion jammed - cotter pins sheared off.

old Pins could not be removed by hand. Will drill out

tomorrow. Do not use telescope.

Aug 28, 1954 J. Lach & friend. Replaced cotter pins

with tapered pins. Reemed close fit on pins.

Night steady but very hazy. took 2 Schmidt

photos though. Telescope is now useable.

Aug 30, 1954. Cleaned Schmidt corrector (Back & front) -

Night quite transparent but stray clouds.

could not get in any photos - Joseph Lach.

Sept 4, 1954 J. Lach & friend 8:00 - 3:30. Night hazy early

but clear by abt 1:00. Took some Schmidt photos.

Sept 5, 1954 J. Lach & friend 8:00 - Steady but hazy

Sept. 22,1954 E. Moore, J. LAch, B. Lux, & 2 friends, 1 for only one hour.

7:30 - 3:30. Trial photos with Royal Pan, Dupont 428, 9 H.P.S.

on Pleides and apartment buildings. Lach goofed by putting

H.P.S. in backwards.

Sept. 25, 1954 8 - 2:30 . J. Lach E. Moore, Carl Michelis, & 1 friend.

4-10 minute photos of M52 for film tests & 1 Pleides shot by

Michelis. Photos need further examination. All excellent,

clouded out when attempted longer exp. Chi-H. Perseus.

**31

Oct 6, 1954 ClaytonSmith - Solar Obs. - Faculae only

visible activity on Sun.

Oct. 6, 1954 - 6:30 - 7:15 Toby Owen. - Tried for

occultation through scattered clouds, no luck.

Oct. 6, 1954 Carl Michelis, E. Moore - 7:30 - 1:00

Lunar photographs 6 inch refractor, various observations, scattered clouds

cleared up about 12 but too cold for long-exposure photography

with present clothing.

Oct. 7, 1954 11:00 A.M. Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

No activity observed.

Oct. 8, 1954 7:30 - 10:55 T. Owen Wetzig,

Davidson, Allen, Weiss - Looked around

Sky clear, but hazy.

Oct 8, 1954 12:00 - 2:15 - E Moore, Carl Michelis

Sky almost clear on arrival, attempted lunar photographs

Failed when clock turned around without moving telescope!

This mustbe fixed. Intermittent clouds allowed us

view of four dark bands on Jupiter, with Uranus

nearby. At the time, Schmidt positional photos

impossible. Clock matter seems most important.

Oct. 14, 1954 12:00 A.M. Clayton Smith

Solar Obs.- Faculae & 1 spot observed

Oct. 15, 1954 6:45 - 12:30 T. Owen, Wetzig

Davidson, Weiss. Var. stars misc observation.

Scattered clouds, cleared off 11:40. Cold! (over)

**32

clock working satisfactorily.

Oct 17-18 12:30 - 2:00 Carl Michelis, E. Moore, Attempts to

get slit in dome open met with failure. Prying Attempted

failed also. Suggest daytime work, with a can of grease

Oct 18 - 12:00 Noon Clayton Smith, Solar Obs.

No activity observed.

Oct 19 - 1:30 P.M. Clayton Smith, Solar Obs.

BEAUTIFUL ! BEAUTIFUL ! BEAUTIFUL ! 8 DARK CLOUD BANDS ON

JUPITER! OH YES, Oct 19, 11-3:15. CARL MICHELIS, E. Moore.

very heavy ground haze, just able to see outlines of

Mitchell tower. Observations and sketches of Jupiter, with

-photographs by Michelis showing bands (14 photo developed

so far ) Extremely steady. Carl and I agree on

positioning of belts and details in those belts, spots, lines, etc.

Observations and photos of moon, very beautiful when so

steady. Recommend coming up to observatory in future whenever

there is a heavy ground fog. Much trouble with clock

driving telescope. Completely unpredictable.

Oct 20 - 12:00 Noon Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

4th spot of new epoch observed today

Oct 20 - 9:10 - 1:30. Peter Li, J. Dulin, E. Moore.

Jupiter observations, 6 dark bands plus amorphous

mass at one pole. One shadow transit & 1 moon transit &

general observing. Jupiter fairly steady.

**33

Oct. 21 - 10:45 A.M. Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Oct 21 8 - 11:15 Clayton Smith, E. Moore, Gene

Lonak. Var. star obs., Mars, plus miscellaneous searching

Oct 22 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Carl Michelis, E. Moore. Prints

of lunar photos.

Oct 22-23 6:30 - 1:00 T. Owen L. Wetzig

L. Davidson Var. star obs. and misc obs.

Ground haze but sky clear through out. Not

too transparent, or steady, however.

Oct. 25 12:30 P.M. Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Oct. 27-28 9:30 - 1:30 E. Moore. Photo, Schmidt, 50 min.

of chi-h, double cluster in Perseus, with clock running

erratically. Great difficulty in getting clock to drive

telescope, hardly worth it then. 4 bands & 1 polar mass & detail on Jupiter

Sky quite transparent, seeing poor.

Oct 28 11:45 - 12:00 A.M. Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Nov 2, 1954 10:30 - 10:45 Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

No spot activity, faculae present

Nov. 3, 12:00 - 12:15 Clayton Smith - Solar Obs.

Nov. 5, 7:30 - 8:15 T. Owen - 2 Nat. Sci.

students up but complete overcast prevented

any observations. Cleaned up observatory and stairs.

Nov. 6 8:00 - 9:15 P Vandervoort, Schuncke

Tour of the universe, i.e. misc observing

Nov. 6 9:10 - 12:45 Elliott Moore, Carl Heinz

**34

Michelis. Took lunar photographs, seeing exceptional

about 4 on a scale of 5, plus miscellaneous

observations. Checked out Michelis.

6 Nov `54 P. Vandervoort, E. Maas - Interesting

objects. Seeing very good. Six to eight

bands on Jupiter for very long periods.

Transparency quite low and dropping.

Clock will not drive!

Nov. 8, 1954 T. Owen Wetzig Davidson

Many Nat Sci 1 students up.

Nov. 9, 1954 11:15 - 11:30 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 3 groups. 8 spots noted

Nov. 10, 1954 12:00-12:20 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 more new grp. 13 spots

Nov. 10 7:15 - 11:15 Elliott Moore. Nat Sci I students,

dozens of them. Moon, Mars, [[beta]] cygni, CHI-H, [[eta]] Cassiopiae,

and others observed. Clock not working at all when turned,

glass in front of it partly broken out, small motor for

guiding Schmidt doesn't work.

Nov. 11 11:10 - 11:25 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 more grp. 19 spots

Nov. 11 7:15 - 9:30 Toby Owen

Nat Sci I night again. Sky hazy and

seeing poor. Clock still skittish, motor

won't start by itself, but runs well when pushed.

**35

Nov. 12, 1954 6:45 - 8:45 T. Owen Davidson Wetzig

Fairly good detail on Mars, seeing and

transparency average. Variable stars Moon.

Nov. 13, 1954 A.M. 5:20 - 6:45 A.M.? Same crew

Jupiter, Mercury & Moon. Rope broke

in dome, re-tied, but new rope needed. Seeing fair.

Nov. 13 12:30 - 1:30 Elliott Moore. Solar Obs., 4 grps,

sky hazy, seeing poor. Attempted to find Venus near inferior conjunction

with circles, direct visual, herschel wedge, and projection. All failed.

Clock and clamps working very well.

Nov. 15, 9:30 - 12:00 Gary Stallings Carl Michelis

Observed general objects. Drive working

satisfactorily all evening.

Nov 15 12:00 - 12:15 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp.

Nov. 16 11:15 - 12:00 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. No activity

Nov. 17 7 - 12 Wetzig, Davidson, Moore. Studying

and hoping for clouds to clear off. They didn't.

Nov. 17 10:15 - 10:30 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 spot

Nov. 18 2:30 - 2:45 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. No activity

Nov 29-30 11:00 - 2:30 Carl Michelis, E. Moore,

attempted Schmidt photo, small motor working very

**36

strangely or not at all. Jupiter beautiful with

transits of spots & satellites, with very detailed

markings on planet itself.

Nov. 30, 1954 11:00 - 11:15 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. Sky very mucky.

Dec. 1,'54 Joe Lach, E. Moore. 2:00 - 6:00 Repaired Schmidt

guiding motor, (wire broken.)

Dec. 1-2 E. Moore, Paul Weiss, 9:30 - 3:00 2 photos Schmidt by

Paul, 2 first for him. Much practice needed. Jupiter

beautiful with about 7 bands & detail on main belt at least.

Dec. 2, 1954 - 7:50 - 11:00 Wetzig Davidson

Weiss Owen - Sky poor, intermittent

clouds all evening. General observation - seing fair.

Dec. 4 2:15 - 2:40 E. Moore. Solar obs, no spots, 1

about to break into activity apparently. Attempted to find

Venus. Too low for observation.

Dec. 6 12:15 - Clayton Smith

Solar Obs.

Dec. 7 11:00 - Clayton Smith

Solar Obs.

Dec. 7 9:45 - 11:00 P. Vandervoort, 5 guests.

General obs. Four Bands on Jupiter. Seeing

better than average. Moon gets in the

way.

**37

Dec. 10, 1954 7:45 - 11:15 Wetzig Davidson Weiss

Michelis Owen - Partly hazy, bright moon, poor

seeing. Picked up Vesta, saw O.R. III, Focus for

Camera, partially checked out Weiss, practically froze.

Dec. 19 6:00 - 7:30 E. Moore, J. Lach, and friend

Pleiades looked at, plate - holder loaded. Clouded out.

Dec. 23 9:30 - 10:50 E. Moore & friend. Admired

Rigel, then clouded out. 5 bands on Jupiter between clouds.

Dec. 25 8:00 - 11:00 Photo of Pleiades cluster - steady & clear

but windy. Clouded up about 10:30. Joseph Lach & friend

Dec 31 - Jan 1 6:30 - 2:00 E. Moore, J. Lach, and friend.

nothing but looking around. Beautiful night, 7 bands

on Jupiter, Milky Way(?), just lazy.

Jan 2 9:30 - 12 E. Moore & friend. Misc. objects, clouded out.

Jan. 6 - 3:00 - 3:30 - Toby Owen - replaced glass

plate in drive - clock door. Observe proper

care until putty has set.

Jan. 6 - 6:30 - 11:00 E. Moore, L. Wetzig, L. Davidson

E. Lonack, and 2 others. Observations of Moon, Mars, d

Cygni, [[epsilon]] lyrae, cor caroli (recommended as a very beautiful

double star, listed by name in Norton's), and Jupiter, 11 bands.

detail on and between 5. Really steady and clear for Jupiter,

Some difficulty resolving d cygni (not resolved) and

[[epsilon]] lyrae because so low.

**38

Jan 7. 1:30 - 3:30 J. Lach, E. Moore, L. Wetzig, L. Davidson.

Cleaned lens of 6" refractor. rotated lens elements. Noted that

mirror on Schmidt has pitted aluminum covering.

Jan. 8 11:45 - 12:15 T. Owen, Showed Venus

and Sun to Mr. D. Leonov and friends.

Four groups on sun, two rather large spots.

Jan 10 12:00 - 12:15 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 2 groups.

Jan 13 10:55 - 10:65 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps.

Jan. 13 9:45 - 11:45 Toby Owen and D Levine

General Obs., poor seeing but nice and clear.

Jan. 14-15 11:00 - 2:30 Wetzig, Davidson, Owen

Var. stars, gen. obs. Telescope seems to

be working well, images better than before.

Nice dark sky, but again shaky.

Jan 15 2:00 - 2:30 E. Moore. Solar Obs., 2 Large Spots

Seeing very bad, with heavy wind. Placed "Graphic time

table of the heavens" in observatory. Unable to raise WWV.

Jan. 15 8:00 - 12:30 E. Moore, L. Wetzig. I attempted

Schmidt shot by lallie, one drawing of Jupiter. Miscellaneous

other observations mainly of star clusters.

Jan 16 - 12:15 - 12:30 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp.

**39

Jan 16 8:00 - 1:10 Paul Weiss - took 45 min to

unstick & open dome - sky clear but high altitude fog -

limit of visibility 3 mag. - attempted photo (Schmidt) of the

double cluster in Pers. - The switch for slow motion

did not work on the 1st attempt, and continually moved in one

direction on 2nd attempt. - 15deg.F - so I gave up. - First

time checked out alone.

Jan 17 2:30 - 2:45 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp.

Jan 19 2:30 - 2:45 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. -------

Jan 20 11:15 - 11:30 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp.

Jan 23 9:30 - 12:30 seeing fair until 11- finally

at 12 complete overcast. - Observ. of double cluster in

Pers. - had trouble with the shutter of Schmidt

while photo. same - - Bitter cold wind at 10deg.F.

25 January 1955 8:15 - 10:30 Photo of Orion

Nebula - attempted photo of Crab Nebula. P. Vandervoort

25 January 1955 10:00 - 12:50 attempted unguided

photograph of Orion nebula - clock ran out while I was gone.

Cross hairs on guide ocular snapped. Carl-Heinz Michelis

26 January 1955 9-11 Attempted photo of Jupiter

thru Schmidt on old ortho film - - near - (and below) zero temp

**40

forced short observation - Clear except for very faint,

high sky fog - guests: Keith Johnson and Roger Burke

Jan 27 10:45 - 11:00 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 3 grps.

Jan 28 2:30 - 2:45 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp.

Jan 28 5:30 - 5:50 T. Owen Mercury & Moon

Seeing very bad but good trans. No detail on Merc.

8:00 - 11:00 Owen Davidson Wetzig

Var. stars, picked up Vesta for sure sky conditions same.

Might chilly, R.A. circle rather sticky.

Jan 29 2:15 - 2:45 E. Moore. Solar Obs - 1 grp. found

door leading to roof needing key open and observatory door open. Toby?

Jan 30 7:30 - 8:15 Paul Weiss - 1 photo of Moon

(in color) - but camera shutter stuck (a bit chilly upstairs)

and a 1 sec exposure - hand held - turned into about 7 secs

Bright half-moon lit up the high altitude sky fog

Jan 31 2:30 - 2:45 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps. very poor seeing

Jan 31-32 9:00 - 12 35' 39" Eliot Moore, Carl-Heinz

Michelis. Note Shortwave Radio Missing, some-

one also clipped cord off the hot plate. Eliot drew

2 Juppiter sketches, Michelis watched Mädlen's Square,

also lunar photograph.

**41

Feb. 2 12:15 - 12:30 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 3 grps.

Feb 3 2:30 - 3:30, T Owen, J. Lach, E. Moore. Took

Schmidt mirror out for aluminizing. Do not

use telescope!

Feb. 15, 9:00 - 10:00 T. Owen - checked telescope,

made some preliminary attempts at wiring.

Be careful of wires.

Mar 30 3:00 - 6:15 T. Owen. E. Moore. Replaced

freshly aluminized Schmidt mirror, cleaned obs.

8:00 - 1:30 C. Michelis, E. Moore. Lunar obs.

and photograph, Jupiter obs. & drawing, Saturn seen later. E. Moore

said split cassini's division easy, another division in outer ring

visible, several dark bands & one prominent white band on planet.

Split double stars, several, the closest was 0.8, beyond theoretical

limit of scope. Night hazy & steady at first, then cleared.

Used 90x per inch of aperture to get fine details on Saturn, which were

not clearly visible at 45x per inch of aperture.

Mar31 1:30 - 2:00 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 2 groups.

8:00 - 11:00 P.M. Clayton Smith

Witnessed Jupiter occultation of Sat. 2. Fixed

Declination circle. Looked at Moon & Saturn & Presepe.

Had several visitors.

**42

April 1 11:30 - 11:45 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 2 sunspots in South

April 1 8:00 - 10:00 J. Davidson L. Davidson

L. Wetzig T. Owen Seeing bad, sky

hazy and cloudy. Just looked around.

April 5 1:30 - 1:45 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 3 grps. in North.

5 April 7:00 - 10:00 P. Vandervoort C. Michelis

Attempted exposure with 103F and Wratten

#29. Dud some where along the line.

Carl trying shot of M37 with 103F

April 7 11:30 - 11:45 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps. in North

April 7 3:30 - 5:00 C. Michelis Mixed developer

D 76.

April 7 7:00 - 12:00 C. Michelis, E. Moore, then L. Wetzig &

L. Davidson at 10:00. Plus two blokes who wandered in

from the street at the time. Photos M-37, Jupiter photos &

drawing, plus miscellany. Many divisions in Saturn's

Belts, including Cassini's, Encke's, and others ( catalog

sent free on request )

April 8 11:30 - 11:45 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps. in North 1 in South

Apr. 8 2:30 - 5:30 C. Michelis, E. Moore. Repaired guiding

**43

crosshairs and examined photos taken night before.

April 8, 7:15 - 11:30 C-H Michelis. Photographed

Orion nebula and M35, also observed Juppiter and Saturn.

The atmosphere deteriorated steadily. Also 3 visitors who

wandered in from the street.

April 11 12:15 - 12:30 C. Smith

Solar Obs. No groups.

April 13 8:30 - 12:30 L. Davidson, L. Wetzig, E. Moore.

Miscellaneous observations. Bothered by light clouds.

April 14 8:00 - 11:00 L. Davidson L. Wetzig

T. Owen Seeing poor, scattered clouds, general obs.

April 16 2:30 - 5:00 C. Michelis, E. Moore, Put in

new Schmidt switch. Works perfectly. the circuits

certainly are wild-looking, though.

April 16-17 10:30 PM - 5 A.M. E. Moore. General observations

and wrangling with the Schmidt shutter for about 3 hours.

The shutter won. Observations of moon and Venus, Schmidt 15min.

photo of Dumbell nebula in Vulpecula. About 2:30

Milky Way was clearly visible, with its rift structure.

Dawn came up like thunder and cut short exposure of nebula.

April 21 1:30 - 2:00 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp. 1 spot. 3 Faculae (near S. pole)

8:00 P.M. - 12:30 A.M. C. Smith, E. Moore, & 2 visitors

observed Jupiter, Saturn, M81&M82, M13, M44, & tried to

find M95.

**44

MAKE ALL ENTRIES IN

C.S.T.

April 22 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM E. Moore. Tried fixing

Schmidt shutter.

9:00 - 11:30. J. Davidson, L. Wetzig, L. Davidson,

E. Moore. Miscellany, incl. M57, M13, M92, & planets

prevailing at the time.

April 25 9:00 - 12:00. E. Moore. Misc. observation.

Difficulty in locking in telescope, so traced down difficulty

and may have cured it. (A loose connection between

worm and drive)

April 26 11:00 - 11:20 C. Smith & E. Moore,

Solar Obs. 1 grp. N.

April 26 6:00 - 9:30 P. Vandervoort, E. Moore,

T. Owen several others, first night of

open house series, fairly good attendance.

Transparency good but poor seeing. gen. obs.

April 27 10:30 - 11:00 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps. N.

April 27 7 - 11:15 C. Michelis, E. Moore, and P. Vandervoort

2nd night of open house. About 24-30 guests total probably.

Night very, very steady. 2160 power attained without blurring or

360x per inch of aperture. Later on Saturn's rings inspected, even the

old sceptic Pete saw the crepe ring. E. Moore saw 6 divisions

in rings, including a division in crepe ring! (Marvelous). This

last statement should be taken with a grain of salt

since Moore and only Moore saw 6 divisions - A sceptic

**45

April 29 10:30 - 11:30 Toby Owen & Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps 8 spots N.

29 1:00 - 2:00 E. Moore. Looked over

telescope to see what is necessary to take photographs

to satisfy certain sceptics.

April 30 7:30 - 1:30 AM E. Moore. Took said photographs

of moon and Saturn but did not develop them. Also sketched

Saturn. Sky somewhat hazy.

May 2, 1955 8:30 - 10:30 E. Moore, Carl-H Michelis - observed Juppiter

Saturn and Moon. High clouds and a bad atmosphere

made things pretty bad. So bad in fact E. Moore

could not exercise his imagination i.e. make any

planetary drawings. Had two visitors.

May 4 10:45 - 11:15 Clayton Smith

Solar Obs. 4 grps. 22 spots

May 5 J. Dulin - 2 guest - Bob Bosch and

Sylvia Hedley. Moon, Saturn and Jupiter.

Sky hazy, 360x not useable. 10 - 11:30 CST

May 8 4 - 5:30 T. Owen E. Simmons

Venus observed. Sky clear but horizon

seeing very bad.

May 11 9 - 9:50 E. Simmons E. Moore T. Owen

Uranus - Jupiter approach Cloudy sky

May 14 7:00 - 9:30 T. Owen Mercury, Neptune,

various Pl neb. Sky clear but very unsteady

**46

May 15 - 11:30 - 1:00 E. Simmons T. Owen

Verified Neptune identification. Virgo

galaxy group, gen obs. seeing still poor, good T.

May 16 10:20 - 10:35 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp. 5 spots

May 16 8:30 - 11:45 C. Michelis. Became

quite hazy so I had to quit without

doing anything. Mixed developer - works

even though brown already.

May 17 10:10 - 10:25 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 1 grp. 11 spots

May 18 10:20 - 10:40 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 3 grps. 22 spots

May 19 11:00 - 11:15 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 3 grp. 24 spots

19 8:30 - 11:30 E. Moore, Miscellaneous obs.

Sky partly cloudy, hazy, air unsteady.

May 20 10:25 - 10:45 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps. 31 spots

May 23 8:30 - 12:30 E. Moore & friend, B. Hamlin. Misc

objects, then clouded up.

May 25 8:30 - 11:30 E. Moore & friend, R. Tercher

Misc. objects, then clouded out.

May 27 10:20 - 10:35 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 2 grps. 10 spots

**47

May 27 8:30 - 10:00 L. Wetzig, L. Davidson, C.

Michelis, E. Moore. A few observations, then clouded out.

May 28 7:00 - 12:00 E. Moore, J. Lach, & friend.

Tried out spectroscopic plates. Very fast, very poorly

guided. Night good.

May 30 6:30 - 12:00 P. Vandervoort, E. Moore. Attempted

H[[alpha]] filter on spectroscopic plates (Sob!) Plate lightstruck

beforehand. On attempting another plate the clock

mechanism just refused to go. Only constructive achievement:

E. Moore confirmed new outside ring of Saturn, intend

to correspond with ALPO about it.

Sept 2, 7:30 P.M. - 5:30 A.M. C. Michelis,

Bob Yackel, Don Englishman. Made several

Schmidt exposures non of them turned out

too well. Atmosphere steady but hazy with

a full moon in the sky. Driving clock worked

well without any trouble.

Sept. 28, 1955 - 1:30 - 2:00

Toby Owen - moved equipment

from roof cabinet to 550 on

instructions from Mr. Voorheer

who says that the Roof will be patched.

Had difficulty with 550 lock.

Oct. 3 9:45 - 10:15 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 3 groups. Men working on

roof. Fixed shutter pull rope.

**48

Oct 5 2:00 - 3:30 P. Vandervoort, E. Moore.

Put new rope in dome. No casualties.

Oct 11 8:30 - 9:00 C. Smith

Solar Obs. 3 grps. Atmosphere unsteady

Oct 11 6:00 - 9:45 PM J. Lach, E. Moore, later L. Davidson,

L. Wetzig. Photo of CHI-H with O-type plate. Discovered

All our spec. plates, O & F, are fogged. Clouded out.

Oct. 19 2:00 - 3:00 PM E. Moore. Swept out room & obs. Found 550

lock fixed.

7:30 - 10:45 Meeting of Astronomy Club, many

people and a few misc. observations

Oct 20 11:00 - 11:30 C. Smith. came up intending to

do some spot observations, wound up arguing with the

dome shutter. Shutter won.

Oct 21 7:30? - 12:00 T. Owen and class. Found constellations,

looked at objects, and instructed in use of telescope. Then E. Moore took

over to teach setting circles. Interrupted by two separate

sets of visitors after midnight CDT. Had to leave telescope

jammed and out of order.

Oct 22 4:30 E. Moore. Attempted to fix telescope. No luck.

Oct 26 1:00 - 2:15 E. Moore. Fixed telescope (I think). If it

ever becomes jammed again, just loosen the declination

lock a dozen rounds. HA! HA!

Oct 26 6:30 - 7:30 & 9:00 - 10:00 Clayton Smith Moon

& miscellaneous observations.

**49

Oct 31 6:45 - 9:30 E. Moore, L. Davidson, L. Wetzig. Double

star observations.

Nov. 4. 7:00 - 12:30 B. Gonzales, E. Moore. Class. Misc.

observations and instruction.

10 Nov Vandervoort - Nat Sci - Fog - Home

Nov. 14 Owen Nat Sci Clouds

Nov 15 E. Moore Nat. Sci. People

then clouds. Very steady. Resolved - tau Cygni 0.9

seconds of arc apart, magnitudes 3.8 , 8.0

Nov. 16 C. Smith Nat Sci. 15 people

[[chi]] & h - M34 - Pleides d Orionis etc. 7:00 to 10:00

17 Nov P. Vandervoort. People Lokked, [[beta]] Cygni,

Pleides, 7:30 - 8:15

Nov 21, 1955 - Carl-Heinz Michelis wanted to try

new lunar photography camera - too hazy.

5:30 - 6:00

Nov 21, 1955 Owen 7:30 - 8:20 Nat Sci.

High haze and clouds seeing 4 early (? Moore)

but 6-7 later.

Nov. 23, 1955 Carl-Heinz Michelis 6:00 - 8:10 Tried out

new Lunar camera. Transparency 10, but a bit

on the windy side.

9:30 - 11:00 E. Moore. Misc. obs. windy and cold.

Nov. 25 11:00 - 12:30 E. Moore, up to see Jupiter. Low and unsteady.

**50

Nov. 30 9:30 C. Smith Solar Obs. & TV transmitter

Dec 5, 6:40 -> 2:35 C Michelis, E Moore

various observations and Lunar photographs.

Dec. 9 9:30 - 1:45 E. Moore, L. Westig, & L. Davidson wanted to try Schmidt photo

drive not working properly. Then misc observations.

Dec. 10 7:00 - 9:00 E. Moore, and friends, Misc. obs.

Jan 3, 1956 1:30 - 5:30 J. Lach, P. Vandervoort, E.

Moore, Fixed telescope. Now works perfectly.

Jan 3 8:30 - 1:15 J. Lach, P. Vandervoort, E.

Moore. Took Schmidt photos of Orion Nebula, with

filter and without filter on 103aF, and on 103a-O.

Jan 4 7:30 - 2:15 C-H Michelis, E. Moore, P. Vandervoort

Schmidt Photos of Orion Nebula with spectroscopic plates.

Very good results. H-[[alpha]] project failed.

Jan 7: 11:30 - 2:30 J. Lach, E, Moore, P. Vandervoort

2 exposures of Orion (#29 Wratten & "103a-O")

Kodak mixed the plates !! H-[[alpha]] may work

Jan 12: 7 - 12:15 P. Vandervoort, & friend, E. Moore.

Successfully photographed Horsehead Nebula, Beautiful with

red filtered shot

Jan 13, 8:30 - 12:30 E. Moore. Jupiter sketch. Much

low smoke. Could hear fog horns from lake. Never

cleared away enough to get Schmidt shot.

**51

Jan 30 9:30 - 2:00 J. Mayer, L. Davidson, E. Moore.

2 Schmidt photos with HPS, practicing, on Pleiades and Beehive.

Feb 3 7 - 7:30 J. Dulin, G. Roberts, Wm Pohl

Venus - jupiter

9:30 - 12:30 E. Moore - Shot north polar sequence,

with both types of plates.

Feb. 4 9:00 - 1:00 J. Mayer, E. Moore. Schmidt

photos of Pleiades with & without red filter on spec. plate.

Feb. 9 4:00 - 5:45 E. Moore. Examined 103a-O plate

for limiting magnitude. Faintest star - 14.54 mag, but

many stars of 12th & 13th mags missing, probably because

they are too red.

Feb 10 6:00 - 6:15 P. Morton - E. Moore - Venus

Feb 14 9:00 - 10:30 P. Mayer, E. Moore. Watched clouds.

Feb 18 9:00 - 3:00 J. Mayer, P. Morton, Nebel. E. Moore.

Checked out Joe Mayer. Found 2 strange spots on

Jupiter which were sketched. Took photo north polar

sequence. Clouded out finally.

Feb. 27 3:00 - 3:15 Owen - Checked Sun after

recent Cosmic ray outburst (Still there)

At least 20 individual spots including

one large bipolar group near W. limb.

Feb. 28 7:30 - 10:30 Dulin, Sinnott. Showed Sinnott the

ropes. Used circles on Nebula in Orion thence to

Betelgeuse thence to Crab Nebula (couldn't find) fine seeing

**52

until clouds came up --10 PM.

Mar. 8-9 8:00 - 2:45 P. Vandervoort, E. Moore. Plates

preliminary to close approach of Neptune & star.

Mar 10 1:30 - 2:15 E. Moore. Solar Obs. Fixed RA slow motion.

Mar 18 11:00 - 3:30 J. Mayer, E. Moore, Observed

8/4/65 Jupiter, Saturn,Mars, Moon. Schmidt photos of Neptune

Probably region and of M51. Clouded out.

Appulse of Mar 19 10:00 - 12:00 E. Moore & friends. Misc. obs.

Neptune Mar 31 10:00 - 1:45 E. Moore. Schmidt photos of M-3

photos taken and north polar sequence. Last shot clouded out.

here Apr 3 9:45 - 11:45 L. Wetzig, L. Davidson & friend

Now labeled Dome hard to open ! Looked around.

B 261-2 Apr. 4 9:00 - 1:30 E. Moore. Schmidt photos of

the M51 (Whirlpool nebula in Can. Ven) showing clear resolution

prediction into spiral structure, and North Polar sequence. Very

was for transparent. Northern lights put on beautiful display

10 MAR `56 overhead and to west about 10-11.

03h 8UT. 4/9/56 12:15 - 12:30 C. Smith Solar Obs.

= 4/11/56 12:15 - 12:30 C. Smith Solar Obs. Extensive spot activity.

9 MAR 56 4/11/56 10:00 - 3:00 L. Davidson, E. Moore. M-3 photos

9h 45m CST Saturn extremely steady. Crepe ring nice and

outer new ring seen again. Dulin up for a few minutes.

4/14/56 Dulin Pohl 10 - 11:30 Saturn - Jupiter

M-3 looked around.

**53

USE CST

4/15/56 12:15 - 2:00 L. Davidson and friend.

Saturn Jupiter. Some trouble with dome.

4/16/56 7:30 - 8:00 T. Owen Unsuccessful search

for Comet 1956b - too faint?

4/18/56 8 - 10:30 P.Weiss & Company - Moon - Venus -

Jupiter - etc. - Attempted photo of Jupiter thru

Schmidt - poor. 4/19 2AM - 4:45 AM - Attempted

photo of M27 (Dumbell) - CANNOT GET CLOCK

TO DRIVE TELESCOPE - Please someone fix -

5/1/56 6:30 - 8 (C.S.T.) L. Wetzig, L. Davidson & friends

Venus, Jupiter, Clouds

5/2/56 8:20 - 10:30 E. Moore, Jay Baker. Misc. Obs.

5/7/56 9:00 - 12:00 J. Dulin, T. Upham, J. Baker, E. Moore

& numerous guests. Misc. obs.

5/11/56 8:00 - 11:00 E. Moore, J Lach up for 1/2 hr. Misc Obs.

6/8/56 10:00 - 12:30 B. Cobb, E. Moore, Misc. Obs.

6/27-28/'56 2:30 - 3:15 E. Moore. Mars drawing

7/6-7/56 11:30 - 1:00 Paul Weiss Attempted -

photo with Schmidt - film no good (O plates)

7/9 11:30 - 3:00 Paul Weiss E. Moore. Misc. Obs

after guide motor failed to work.

7/12/56 E. Moore & P. Weiss 10:30 - 11:00 (CDST)

Clouds - but motor & drive fixed by E. Moore

Next Job: collimate. Also objective (6")

cleaned and reversed (into proper order)

**54

7/13/56 - Dulin, Elliott, Upham, Gonzalez, Weiss - general

viewing of Saturn, Mars, Vega, M92 "a Beauty" - seeing fair, M11 don't miss this

Scutum - 06deg.20' - 18h 48.5

7/20/56 J. Dulin, E. Moore. 8:00 - 2:00 Open House.

20 - 25 people. Moon, Saturn, Albireo, [[epsilon]] Lyrae, Vega, Mars

Night quite steady. Quite successful.

7/21/56 E. Moore. Open House. 8:00 - 10:30 About 10 people, then

clouds. Nevertheless, the people stayed for an impromptu

lecture on astronomy for an hour.

9/7/56 E. Moore. J. Dulin. 9:00 - 4:15 Photos, Schmidt, of

M15 & asteroid. Then Mars photos thru refractor.

9/8/56 E. Moore 7:00 - 9:30 Developed Schmidt photos.

Cloudy.

7/9/56 J. Dulin E Moore. 9:30 - 6:30 Took more asteroid photos and

Mars shots, also drawing. Objective reversed again.

Works much better with concave side toward

star.

25/9/56 Carl-Heinz Michelis 8:00 - 3:00

Lunar photographs, looked at Mars, J Dulin

and E Moore stepped in.

8/27/56 8:00 - 11:30 J. Dulin, E. Moore & guests

9/7/56 P. Weiss & Judy Weiss - Tonite Mars'

closest approach to earth in quarter century

Negligible sky fog - clear sky & NO Eyepieces!! you B.......!

**55

9/7/56/ J. Dulin, Joe Mayer, Tom Pape, Al Attard

At Yerkes (took eyepieces) 15 photos of Mars

on HPS no filter --3AM. Seeing not so good

--3 to 5. Transparency 4?. 12" doublet.

9/8/56 Same at Yerkes - Shots of Mars, Genl

viewing of Double Cluster in Perseus, Plieades, Double

Double, Orion - Beautiful, Alcor-Mizar. Fixed

up photographic 12" but couldn't take pictures

with rig - couldn't rack in far enough.

Shots of Mars on HPS with filter & Ansochrome with

filter. Filter: Yellow Hazy Sky filter. 3 1/2 hrs

on 50" with Mendoza, after he was thru

taking a spec plate. Venus (gag), Mars, Orion

Ring Neb - 2 others. Transp 4 Seeing 7!

9/9/56 Yerkes Rain.

9/11/56 J. Mayer - 2 drawings Seeing 8 transp. 3

9/26/56 7:30 - 9:30 L. Wetzig L Davidson

looked around. Thank you whoever fixed dome.

10/5/56 J. Dulin, Jean Kruger, Marylin Quarantillo to

see Mars, Double double, Double cluster, Plieades

etc. Seeing --5 Transp --4.

Telescope out of collimation?!

10/13/56 6:00 - 10:00 E. Moore. Instructed class on use of telescope.About 5

others were up.

**56

USE CST!

10/14/56 8:30 - 9:30 E. Moore. Very steady at first.

Used 1500x on Mars, still sharp. Then clouds came over before

I could begin photography.

10/15/56 7:00 - 9:40 Instructed class

in use of facilities. Checked out

John Logsdan. Carl Michelis.

10/15/56 9:30 - 10:30 E. Moore. Mars. Moon. Very hazy

and cloudy, too unsteady for photos.

10/16/56 9:00 - 11:00 J. Logsdon Mars, moon,

Pleiades, visual only - fairly steady

10/17/56 7:30 10:00 J. Mayer, Nels Lersten

instrunction in use of telescope Very Hazy

high clouds Moon & Mars only objects visible

10/20/56 6:00 - 11:00 E. Moore. Instruction, then 400

pictures of Mars with Panatonic X and HPS. There was a sandstorm

or cloud covering part of Mars, quite bright, about 1/12 - 1/15 of the

diameter, roughly cicular. Seeing - 8-9 transparency 2.

CHECKED OUT JAMES BOLLUCK

10/22/56 9:30 - 10:30 C Michelis, E. Moore. Observation

of Mars, Moon. Saw sandstorm on Mars again, and Carl

saw {???} on moon. Seeing 9 going to 8.

10/25/56 10: - 12:00AM 1:00 - 2:00PM E. Moore. Worked on

time lag in drive & on declination circle. Both apparently

fixed, though circle not set.

**57

10/25/56 6:30 - 7:30 - Clayton Smith H. Doyle

telescope Instruction - Clouded out.

10/29/56 7:00 - 12:00 J. Baptist, A. Samuels, E. Moore.

Telescope Instruction, fairly clear. Checked out Jeremy

Baptist

11/2/56 7:00 - 10:30 James Bulluck, E. Moore, 2

Nat Sci I instructors; no students. Seeing Poor - Fair.

transparency Fairly good. Mars, [[epsilon]] Lyrae, [[beta]] Cygni, Double

Cluster.

11/6/56 7:00 - 10:00 Carl-Heinz Michelis later E. Moore

1 Nat. Sci. Instructor 3 students. Transparency poor

seeing 5 (according to E.M.) Mars, [[chi]]h, Orion Nebula, and

Betelbaum. I also checked out the large Ferro

Type plate from the dark room. Amen.

11/12/56 7:30 - 8:45 Jeremy Baptist Looked at moon and

Mars - seeing very poor.

11/13/56 7:30 - 10:00 P. Morton, E. Moore. Moon

photos

11/17/56 8:00 - 3:00 AM J. Bulluck, J. Dulin, E. Moore

and about 50 others. Total lunar eclipse. Photographs

and visual observations. Very transparent.

12/10/56 8:00 - 8:30 C. Smith H. Doyle - Moon

& Mars - Completely cloudy. Dome found 1/2

open - No snow in dome.

**58

12/17/56 8:00 - 9:30 P. Morton, E. Moore.

Misc. observations and instructions.

12/27/56 1:00 - 3:00 T. Lisco, E. Moore. Worked

on telescope.

12/28/56 10:00 - 11:00 C. Michelis, E. Moore. Took pictures of telescope.

12/30/56 12:00 - 4:30 AM E. Moore. Took photos of Orion and

Jupiter, quite clear and steady.

12/30/56 8:00 - 10:30 G. Lenz, T. Lisco & friend Miscellaneous observing

1/1/57 E. Moore. T. Lisco. Solar obs. Dome slot stuck

2/2/57 8:30 - 9:00 L. Davidson. What do you do to

telescope so objects will be in focus?

2/11/57 10:00 - 10:30 L. Davidson & friend E. Chappelow

moon, very hazy.

2/11/57 8:00 - 10:00. P. Morton, T. Lisco, E. Moore, & friend.

Lunar observation, then hazed out.

2/12/57 10:00 - 10:45 E. Moore friend. Misc. obs. clouded out

" 8:00 - 10:00 T. Lisco Misc. Obs. Night --5

2/14/57 5:30 - 7:30 T. Lisco Watched Jupiter, Saturn,Moon

Quite clear but unsteady Sunrise.

2/15/57 9:45 - 10:45 Miscellaneous observing Orion good, Mars poor

Conditions about 5-6 Jupiter good

2/15/57 10:15 - 17:30 L. Davidson, E Moore, friend.

Misc. Obs.

2/27/57 2:00 - 3:00 T. Lisco und freund SOLAR OBSERVING

projected well on paper, but

how the hell does that gadget work?

2/27/57 8:00 - 11:30 E. Moore. 3 photos of Orion

with HPS 15 min. each

**59

3/22/57 T. Lisco E. Moore & friend Miscellaneous Observing

3/27/57 6:45 - 9:00 L. Wetzig (a while), L. Davidson

Misc. Obs. Hoped to see Comet 1957h but it was too low in sky.

3/27/57 T. Lisco & friend Jupiter - Sky hazed up

3/27/57 11:00 - 11:30 J Dulin, E. Moore, friends.

Misc obs.

3/29/57 9:00 - 9:55 P. Vandervoort Jupiter, Transparency

fair, seeing good. Good image with 1/2" ocular. Beehive. Is

the right ascension lock working, or am I just

a poor thenelitsian {???} ? AMEN! (E.M.)

4/4/57 8:00 - 9:30 T. Lisco & friend Jupiter - good

Moon - poor

4/5/57 7:30 - 8:20 C. Smith & N. Smith - Jupiter - Moon -

Double Star & Arcturus.

4/9/57 8:30 - 11:00 T. Lisco. P. Morton, E. Moore.

Misc. Obs. & Instruction.

4-10-57 7:30 - 10:00 J. Bullock. Misc. Obs. Saw Mercury

earlier (--7:00) naked eye. Jupiter Good, belt in S. Hemisphere

recently appeared, prob. saw red spot on left. Also Moon.

Also Mars: small but plain disc 8mm ocular - close (10 diam.) to dim star.

Seeing 6-7 Transp. early v. good exc. for Moon, clouded later.

4/15/57 9:30 - 9:45 D. Bennington, E. Moore. Looked at

Observatory. Checked out D. Bennington.

4/20/57 6:00 - 7:30 E. Moore. Tried to find Comet

Arend-Roland thru scattered clouds. No luck.

**60

USE CST

4/27/57 C. Smith & Mike Richter - Gen'l

telescope operating procedure.

4/23/57 6:15 - 9:30 J. Dulin, J. Lubar, E. Moore, & about 20

others. Observed Comet Arend-Roland. Visible to

naked eye, thru binoculars, & star-like nucleus

& slight tail structure in 6" refractor. About 1/2deg.

tail visually (?) Photos taken with Schmidt.

4/24/57 6:20 - 9:00 P. Vandervoort, J. Dulin,

M. Richter, E. Moore, & about 5-10 others

Observed Arend Roland Comet, binoculars &

6" refractor, took 2 Schmidt photos.

4/25/57 1:00 - 1:30 - Norman Smith, Allan Rosenke,

Clayton Smith - Saturn, Jupiter Obs.

4/30/57 9:30 - 10:00 AM - J Bullock - Sun - Poor seeing,

5 ordinary looking (med. size) spots, 10-12 small ones.

4/30/57 ? - 9:30 J. Lubar & friends, E. Moore. Comet & Jupiter

Comet's tail --10deg. long to naked eye, very spectacular.

5/3/57 J Bullock E Moore P Vandervoort & Visitors.

Gen'l obs. - Comet, Moon, Jupiter 9PM - 10PM

5/5/57 7:30 - 9:00 L. Davidson & friends. misc. obs.

5/6/57 4:00 - 5:00 P. Vandervoort, E. Moore. Fixed telescope broken

by G. Lenz.

5/6/57 ? - 11:00 G. Lens, J. Bullock, E. Moore, & many others.

Observed comet and practiced using telescope.

**61

5/7/57 7:00 - 11:20 J. Baptist, M. Richter, E. Moore

Saw Comet, Instructed in use of telescope.

5/14/57 2-2:30 PM J. Bullock. - Sun. 4 large groups with

many spots, one especially large.

5/14/57 6:00 - 6:30 pm. Sun-Set 8:45 - 10 pm. Jupiter

L. Davidson - 2 people from club for awhile.

5/24/57 11:30 - 12:00 M Sun - Couldn't see much J. Baptist

5/24/57 3:15 - 4:10 p.m. L. Davidson Sun

5/27/57 12:30:40 - 12:30:50 E. Moore. Closed Domeslot.

5/28/57 2:30 -3:00 PM James Bullock - Sun The

Clock is out of order.

5/29/57 10:00 J. Bullock Sun

5/29/57 5:30:45 - 5:30:50 E. Moore. FIXED CLOCK.

6/3/57 9:00 - 11:00 E. Moore. Perfect night. Seeing 10 on scale

of 10. Huge Storm on Jupiter, saw exquisitely fine deatails,

including transit of satellite, perfectly round. Crepe ring

on Saturn easy, also the many shadings on rings.

Tried to find someone to help make planetary photos;

absolutely no-one home, none taken. [ Red lamp in

observatory found burned out ]

6-4 9:-10:30 E. Moore, P. Morton - checked out P. Morton.

Clouded out.

6/6/57 - 9:00 - 10:00 M. Richter - General observation (esp. Moon

and Jupiter). Determined relative power of

oculars. Haze rapidly rendered observing difficult.

**62

CST

6/18/57 9:30 - 11:00 E. Moore & friend Misc. obs.

6/21/57 11:30 - 12:30 E. Moore & friend Misc. obs.

6/24/57 (AM) 2:00 - 2:30 M. Richter & friends No obs. - overcast

6/27/57 2:30 E. Moore. Took 35mm camera, film, &

barlow lens (to Yerkes). Will return them in early

Sept.

6-28-57 P. Morton & guests - lovely clear night - just

looked around.

6-29-57 P. Morton - the lock-in knob wouldn't

unlock - left the telescope pointed semi-properly

& a note on the clock. Call for explanation PL2-2433

July 1 -57 P. Vandervoort. 1:45 - 2:15 Unlocked

right ascention. Works a bit hard, but seems OK

7-5-57 Morton - observed: right ascension still

difficult.

July 6, 1957 Carl-Heinz Michelis, attempted to photograph

sun, unsuccessful, singed retina.

August 6 `57 P. Morton clear dome stuck couldn't open

all the way. Saw flickering star which turned out to

be three in conjuction.

August 30 E. Moore. Returned eyepieces.

Sept. 18 Checked Observatory. Found

Dome Open, Clock unwound, and

ladder off castors. Rectified. No

excuse for this state of affairs.

**63

Also, whoever left things in this way made

no entry into the log!! P. Vandervoort

October 3, 1957 Checked out globe and photographs

for student activities night. Carl-Heinz Michelis

October 3, 1957 7:15 - 8:00 Observed Venus and Moon. Venus clouded out;

nothing spectacular on the moon. Dome-slide operational - Lenz

October 4, 57 8:00 - 8:45 Venus & Saturn - atmosphere

too hazy for any observing - Lenz

October 5, `57 7:45 - 9:00 dome hard to close -

can't it be fixed? Wetzig & Davidson

October 7, 1957 Mary Shultz, Lydia Burggrof,

Carl-Heinz Michelis, General Observing, some in-

struction in use of instrument, seeing

poor.

Oct 10, 1957 2:30 CST P. Vandervoort, E Moore

Inspected observatory & equipment for year.

Oct 11, 1957 - T. Lisco, Jeremy Baptist & friend

Moon - Beta Cygni - not spectacular.

Oct 12, 1957 T. Lisco, E. Moore. 1:30 - 4:00 Fixed

Domeslot. BEWARE! Opens very easily.

Oct 12 9:00 - 12:30 M. Shultz, S. Reynolds, E. Moore, T. Lisco

Instructions.

Oct 13 6:30 - 7:00 AM M. Richter, E. Moore. Looked for

satellite (artificial). No luck. Too much haze.

**64

Oct 19, 1957 1:00 - 5:30 M. Schultz, S. Reynolds, E. Moore. Cleaned

observatory, including 6" lens & Schmidt correcting plate

Oct 19 1957 E. Moore. Cleaned eyepieces & 550.

Collimated 6" roughly - to be completed on night when

seeing is better.

Oct 22 1957 7:30 - 9:30 Open house. Cloudy.

Oct 23, 1957 7:00 - 10:00 M. Schultz, A. Dessaint, E. Moore

Instructed on telescope use. Checked out M. Schultz

Oct 25, 1957 11:00 T. Lisco P. Vandervoort:

found Telescope Dome open - in Heave Snow

- after call from Polmyra Morton

who had come up to look at snow. We

closed the dome with difficulty. -

Oct 28, 1957 6:00 PM - 7 PM J. Bullock. Seeing --8 Transp. 2

occultation of [[beta]] Sagitarii by Moon. Immersion on 6:15:49 CDT.

Oct 28 9:30 - 10:30 Jeremy Baptist

instructed Marilyn McCoy in use of

telescope.

Oct 30 7:00 - 10:00 A. Dessant, E. Moore. Instruction

on use of telescope. Also made up developer and

short stop. Recipe for developer (Metol Sulfite)

Take 1.000 liters distilled water, warm to

80deg. - 90deg. F. Add 10 gms Elon & dissolve

completely. Add 100 gms Sodium Sulfite,

dissolve completely. For best results, use at

**65

68deg. F

Nov 1 10:30 - 11 E. Moore. Mixed Hypo & cut plates.

Nov 1 9:30 - 11:10 T. Lisco - teaching - very

steady sky but soon clouded over.

Nov 9 9:30 - 11:00 G. Lenz - Teaching - visibility

poor. Timing mech. giving trouble but operative.

Castor on lower stand broke. One pupil -

Parkinson.

Nov 11 J. Baptist - no pupils - atmosphere very clear.

but turbulent - time 8:10 - 12:00

Nov 22 J. Bullock Looked at various bright

objects with guest. Bulb on light for setting circles

had encounter with pier; pier won.

Nov. 24 Carol Adelberg, Mary Schultz, Tom Lisco Looked at

moon and Venus, teaching Carol. 5:30 - 7:00

Nov 26 J. Bullock 10:30 AM: newspaper reported very large sunspot

but unable to see anything of really exceptional size. Only

2 fairly healthy ones & misc.

Nov. 26 M. Richter general observing. Fair

conditions of sky

Dec I T. Lisco & friend - Venus & Moon Fairly

unsteady. 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Dec 5 - 4:30 - 4:45 T. Lisco, W. Groch J. Burd - looked

at telescope found light on and door untied

found platforms back up.

**66

Dec 20, 1:00 - 3:30, 6:00 - 8:00 - T. Lisco

fixed the casters on the telescope steps.

All are now in working order, and None

Fall out.

Dec 22 5:00 - 6:30 T. Lisco & friends Looked at

Moon Venus & Pleades. Atmosphere unsteady near hor.

Otherwise fairly clear.

1958 Jan 8, 1958 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. T. Owen attempted

some color pictures of Venus. S - 1+ - 1- T - 2+

Jan 10 5:30 J. Bullock. In order to look at

Venus. - Very thin now. #@*!! dome almost stuck.

New Bulb in circle light.

Jan 10, 1958 7:00 - 8:00 Joel Lebar &

T. Gage Parkinson. Observed M42, M31,

M34. Used setting circles, very

good working order. The small stand

has good casters but slides &

could be dangerous.

Jan 11 - 12:30 - 1:30 - T. Lisco & Friend

Sun watching.

Jan. 11 - 2:00 - 2:55 P.M. Mary Shultz, Marilyn McCoy, Francis McNeil

Penny Ritter, Mary Lyman, Jim Caplan, Joe Bonita,

Mike Levitt, Frank Klicor, & Steve Zarlenga. Observed

Venus. Atmosphere turbulent.

**67

Jan. 22 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. Mary Schultz, Doc Stroup. Observed

moon & Sirius. Seeing excellent.

Feb 3 1:30 PM James Bullock Observed Venus

daytime, V. Close Sun & quite thin. Air somewhat clearer than usual

About 2 wks. or so after conjunction.

Feb 3 9:30 - 11:00 T. Lisco & J Caplan teaching

use of telescope. Observed full moon, M42

and pleades. M42 ws very nice.

Feb 17. 9:55 - 11:30 T. Lisco Teaching

W. Groch & J. Dunn. Orion fair. Cold as hell!

Feb 23 7:00 - 8:30 T. Lisco teaching

W. Groch and J.K. Dunn. Moon Fair

miscelaneous objects. Warm for once!!

Feb 24 8 PM J. Bullock - General obs. - V. Nice Nite.

Feb 24 10 - 11:30 PM M. Richter, E. Moore, & friend Misc obs.

Mar 9 10:30 PM J. Bullock; Briefly, to observe Jupiter.

Steady despite low altitude. Less atmosp. haze than usual

Mar. 11 1:00 - 1:30 AM M. Richter. Jupiter clear, very

pretty with steady sky, but haze so dense M13

not visible in finder! Gave J. Bystrym very

poor demonstration of use of `scope.

Mar 13 1:45 - 2:15 C. Smith Solar Obs.

Mar. 25 8:00 - 9:30 PM - General observing - seeing

good (--3). Jupiter, Moon, etc. Sky bright,

**68

could not see M61. M Richter, S. Dudkowski

28 March - 4:00 - 5:15 AM M. Richter - general observing. Jupiter

beautiful under any power. Fairly transparent, very

steady (--4). Venus - half-lit - nice! Spent last half hour trying to identify

very bright (--0.5m) star (no visible disk in 6")

at --17 1/2 hrs and -18deg.; some 20deg. from Antares,

about 20deg. N of W of it. What is ?? (Lost it at 5:15 AM)

30 March - Tonight it had a visble disk - and rings.

I first spotted this "thing" looking for Saturn. To-

day it proved to be Saturn. Also looked at Jupiter,

M-13, [[epsilon]] Lyrae. R.A. slow motion not operating.

Stability 2+, Transparency 2 (on a scale of 5).

3:30 - 4:00 AM - Michael Richter

4/14/58 T. Lisco checking out W. Groch with

J.K. Dunn. Elliot Moore stopped in. Steadiness

excellent (9.5 E. Moore) observed Jupiter and [[epsilon]] Lyrae

9:30 - 12:00

5/15/58 8:30 - 9:30 E. Moore, J. Dulin, Others.

Thought we observed Sputnik III at 9:16 CST.

5/16/58 - 8:30 - 9:45 CDT M. Richter et al.

looked for (but missed) Sputnick III. Sky

badly overcast. Eye Glaucoma too.

**69

6/11/58 8:00 - 11:30 E. Moore & friend. General Observing.

Removed equipment that is property of J. Dulin and myself.

7/13/58 M. Schultz, A. Chung, & friend. Observed Jupiter. Seeing

excellent. Also saw the last stage of the rocket for Sputnik III at

about 9:46 PM. D.S.T.

7/22/58 M. Shultz, A. Chung, & E. Stroup. Observed moon; very clear.

Box of lenses missing - used lens in telescope.

8/5/58 M. Shultz. " " " returned.

8/8/58 M. Shultz, E. Stroup, K. Dunn. 11:00 - 12:00. General Observing

8/29/58 2:30 - 4:30 L. Davidson Looked at Mars, full moon.

9/1/58 {around}9 L. Davidson found pigeon cowering behind

wastebasket, not eager to leave 550; sky cloudy by now.

10/5/58 T. Lisco A. Brandon & friend - misc,

observing. Saturn nice although low in west.

10/10/58 10:00 - 11:00 M. Shultz, Ellen Gunderman, Jim Caplan, Russ Gilsdorf.

Looked at Mars.

10/15/58 T. Lisco, Jim Burd, J. Kazanis, E. Scheiner,

Dick Heath, John Musgreave Learning to use the

telescope.

10-17-58 7:00 - 9:45 Mary Schultz, Ellen Gundermann, Ed

Scheiner & John Musgreave. General observing. Checked

out Ed & John.

10/22/58 T. Lisco, Phil Norem; Carol Grossman; Tom Heis

Learning use of telescope. 9:30 - 11:00

10-27-58 J. E Baptist - checked out Dick Heath 8 - 8:40

observed Moon & Mars - Seeing good

**70

10 - 27 - 58 -. M. Richter and friends seeing 10 out of

10. Stability excellent near zenith, transparency

very good (for Chicago). Observed Mars, Moon,

Pleiades, Orion Nebula (beautiful tonight) etc.

Took my first Schmidt plate (Moon). Not too bad

for first try. 11:30 PM - 3:30 AM

10/28/58 Tom Lisco - Showing U-High

Friends various objects. 7:45 - 9:30

10/29/58 Tom Lisco Teaching use of telescope.

9:15 - 10:15. Stability Poor

10/31/58 Mars, Orion Nebula, Moon, M31 by

use of Setting Circles. Seeing Poor.

Philip C. Norem

10/31/58 All Hallows E'en Mars

Orion Blotch, Andromeda Obscurity,

Moon - Disc. Kuiper - 1938. Veddy Curious

2 witches passed across face of moon - est

26 km/sec. brooms shabby. reprehensible.

- LaVerrier.

11/3/58 Whoever used the tele. before me

left the place in a state of confusion.

Saw something making a track across sky

a little after 7:05 P.M. What was it? Left long

trail. Obs. Altair, Deneb and Vega C. Grossman

6:00 - 7:15

Jet plane returning to Naval base

you saw afterburner J. Dulin

**71

11/3/58 Observed mars and attempted to find Great Galaxy of

Andromeda but failed others present when arrived still present

when I departed. Edward F. Scheiner

11/3/58 Dick Heath & assorted females

vision very poor - telescope gears seem

chewed all to hell - can we get them

fixed. - can anyone teach me how to

use the rings? - 7:45 - 9:45

Note: Assorted females do not wish to

remain anonymous - Carol Grossman, Elizabeth

Heath and Marion Friedlmen

11/5/58 John Musgrave & Philip Norem.

observing very poor but syrtis major (Mars) and cap

were visible through haze. Image steady but

poorly defined except at sporatic moments.

11/5/58 C. Grossman, Liz Heath Observed Mars (O.K.)

Capella, Rigel, Pleiades. 10:10 - 11:05

11/6/58 1900 - 2000 CST James Caplan,

Joyce Bartels, Dorothy Haptas, Virginia Johnson,

and Albert Shatzel (who taught astronomy

at UC). Observed Mars and Pleiades.

(over)

**72

R.A. Slow motion & lock not working. R.A.

& Dec. knobs interchanged. (Knurled knobs always

on R.A.) Optics of refractor dirty and out of

alignment.

11/8/58 C. Grossman, Sallt Akan. Observing

poor but vchanged to good around 12:00. Orion,

Mars (fair), Capella 11:00 - 12:30

11 - 10 - 58

11/10/58 - 11/11/58 The `Mob' has observed from

approximately 20:00 - 01:00. Viewing excellent.

Martian central region very pronounced with

much fine detail visible, especially after

midnight. Orion, pledies, etc. all have

Show good detail.

11/11/58 Picked up errant notebook 6:57 - 6:58

Edward F. Scheiner

11/11/58 - 11/12/58 Fred, Bob, and John observed

Mars, Orion, and assorted other junk.

Viewing was again excellent, image steady and

much detail visible. Syrtis Major located

approximately in center with central region showing

fine lines emanating from region immediately

west of S.M. A few drawings were

**73

made. None with great accuracy. Orion again

showed fine detail, horses head prominent.

11/12/58 Showing guests scope. 6:40 - 7:40 P.M. Edw. F. Scheiner

11/12/58 - 11/13/58 - Nebulosity! Nebulosity! Nebulosity! (Clouds)

11/13/58 - J. Musgrave - Study & some viewing through

clouds, - but seeing poor.

11/14/58 - John, Ellen, Mary - Study - Hideous weather.

11/17/58 - C. Grossman - Practicing use of Schmidt. Observing

poor. Cloudy

11/18/58 - C. Grossman & L. Heath, B. Allensworth - Clear but poor

stability.

11/19/58 Edward F. Scheiner 7:55 P.M. - 8:21 P.M. Showed guest

(student) moon and mars.

11/19/58 9:30 - 11:00 T. Lisco & Friends - Miscelaneous viewing

Visibility Fair --4 out of 10 Mars Fair. Moon Poor

11/19/58 - 11/20/58 - 12:00 - 1:19 J. Musgrave. Tried to get more drawings

of {mars} but image was too unstable. However, was able

to make out some detail, mainly around Mare Cimmerium.

11/21/58 6:30 - 7:30 Mary Shultz & Ellen Gundermann. Checked Ellen out. Very Cloudy.

11/21/58 E. Grossman & L. Heath. Intermittent clouds then very

clear. Study. Moon quite bright. Stability O.K. Viewed moon Mars, [[alpha]] & [[beta]] Orionis.

12/1/58 C. Grossman & L. Heath. Fair visbility. Observed doubles-

[[alpha]] & [[eta]] Cassiopeiae, why can't you see the colors? (you're using a refractor.) E. Moore

12/5/58 C. Grossman. General observing. Windy & wigglely. Chilly & clear

12/8/58 C. Grossman L. Heath Cold

12/9/58 - J. Musgrave

**74

12/12/58 -

12/11/58 - John Musgrave - Study - too cloudy to observe

12/14/58 - 8:30 - 11:00 Mary Shultz, Ellen Gundermann (who has been checked

out!!!) Observed Mars, atmosphere very turbulent. (Also, studied.)

Dome wouldn't open all the way - snow? possibly

12/22/58 4:00 - 5:30 Tom Lisco checking out Dick Gordon

12/22/58 6:30 - 7:00 Edward F. Scheiner. Observed Moon.

Atmosphere quiet but haze and moon's light made observing

of anything impossible. High power eyepiece too dirty to

be useful. Edward F. Scheiner Worked with Millionaire

until 7:30

12/24/58 1-2 PM Dick Gordon. Observed sun

by projection. Image tremulous.

Plenty of sunspots.

2-3 Thoroughly explored everything

in this room.

12/24/58 5:45 - 6:30 Dick Gordon

Looked fine, until the telescope was

ready; clouded over instantly! Merry Christmas!

1/5/59 C. Grossman & friends. Poor - Cloudy

1/8/59 2:45 - 3:15 PM CST. E. Moore. Collected

old reflex camera of mine for incorporation into new

McDonald instrument. Was quite pleased with above

log and with new paint job on observatory

(Same mess inside). Would recommend serious

program for Schmidt, study of variables (especially

**75

finding new eclipsing variables) in clusters.

Would involve taking a few plates on some

nights during year (as many nights as possible),

then blinking them at Yerkes. Very valuable

to modern astronomy, fits in well with current

Yerkes programs, and might give someone a nice

paper to publish with a little work & luck.

Anyone interested write Elliott Moore, Yerkes

Observatory, Williams Bay, Wis. Will be on campus

occasionally during quarter, am willing to

teach Schmidt operation to those interested

(one night is plenty). This offers also the

opportunity to do constructive research in addition

to viewing various objects.

1/8/59 Dulin, Lisco, McGraw - Looking over the

universe for a program for Lab School students -

Cold as hell. <---- please refrain

1/10/59 C. Grossman. No observing, chilly, marked star chart

11/12/59 C. Grossman Observing good for a change.

Mars sharp. Good Color 8:30 - 10:15

1/29/59 Dulin & Gordon. Horrified at the Dust.

2/5/59 C. Grossman - Study

**76

Jan 27, 1959

Dulin & Lisco - U. High Group:

Norman B. Sack

Howard J. Isador

Sheila Winky Sara B.C. Winter

Henry Palmer

Dave Alinsky - Dave Alinsky

Feb 7, `59 Dick Gordon 5:50

tried to observe Venus: it is still

too low; image boils

Feb 11, '59 Dick Gordon, Mars,

Pleiades, dark side of cresent

new moon, (three others up)

2/11/59 C. Grossman & friend Observing

fair. General gazing. Ursa Major still there.

2/18/59 C. Grossman & friends. General observing

wiggly.

2/19/59 T. Heise & friend - gen. gazing

2/21/59 J. Musgrave - crisp & clear out visibility

good, but images not too steady with high powers.

2/24/59 S. Zarlenga

moon interfered, good seeing

Orion Nebula, moon, and plotted double star orientation.

2/25/59 C. Grossman & friend. General

observing. not too clear moon still too bright

**77

2/26/59 T. Heise & friend gen gazing

2/27/59 S. Zarlenga & friend, B. Goldstock

lunar photography, also jupiter. 5 belts.

3/10/59 S. Zarlenga & friends.

3/10/59 W. Ruby

3/13/59 Steve Zarlenga

Cleaned up darkroom!

3/15/59 Steve Zarlenga & friend Nick Tsoulas & R. Downey

moon. Orion, gallaxies (M81 & M82) E.T.C. Lovely seeing!

3/15/59 - 9:15 - 10:15 Tom Lisco and friend

Moon, Orion, double in Leo. Tried to find M66

but couldn't. Seeing 6-7, 3-4 near horizon.

3/18/59 S. Zarlenga, C. Grossman General

obser. Venus, Moon

3/19/59 Steve Zarlenga, Roger Downey Solar observing

tremendous sunspot activity 5 or so, huge spot centers.

3/22/59. J. Musgrave. {venus} and {moon}. Observed section XVIII of

Wilkins Map. Sch's Valley was extremely sharp tonight.

3/23/59. J. Musgrave, {moon}, section XVIII.

Image clear but not steady through clouds.

3/27/59 J. Musgrave and other distinguished observers viewed

{jupiter}. {venus}, {moon}, {neptune}, as well as numerous galactic and ultra-galactic

objects. Lights from nearby village of Chicago interfered with

our calculations as usual (for the nth time).

**78

moon was a hideous orange as it rose

3/28/59 J. Musgrave - a great night (for meteorologists). Cloudy.

3/29/59 J. musgrave - {jupiter}, {moon}, seeing very poor - could only

see 7 belts on Jupiter in brief periods. Moon very orange again even

when 10-15deg. above horizon (garbage in atm.). S. Zarlenga and

friend up from 0700 - 0800 G.M.T.

4/3/'59 Dick Gordon, looked over

photo and darkroom facilities. Taking

home some 2x2 slides for viewing

and possible printing.

4/4/59 J. Musgrave, weather excellent! (for Chicago).

{jupiter} & {saturn} came in sharp. Moon was clear but too

low to get any good drawings. (Aristarchus & Herotodus were

near terminator and quite destinguisable).

4/5/59 W. Ruby G. Comstock

Brought Rocket Society's library to

room for storage.

4/4-5/59 - J. Musgrave. Windy & cloudy as night progressed. {jupiter},

{saturn}

& {moon} (too low for any drawings [in clouds also]). Fixed declination

circles (were 13deg. off) Found numerous Messier objects afterwards.

4/5/59 J. Musgrave, {venus}.

4/5/59 J. Lubar 7:30 - 9:PM Observed Venus, M42

and Uranus. The latter required setting circles.

For once the dome, circles, and drive functioned

very well. Seeing {around}1 at most.

**79

4/6/59 Carol Grossman, Liz Robson General Observing

clear and still, {venus}

4/6-7/59 J. Musgrave, {jupiter}, M3, and assorted other junk.

4/10-11/59 J. Musgrave and about X others ( Mary Schultz &

Ellen Gundermann included). {moon}, {venus}, {uranus}, {neptune}, {jupiter} and M13.

4/11/59 J. Musgrave. {sun} and {venus}.

4/11/59 J. Musgrave. {moon} a worthless night. Seeing 1-

transparency 1-

4/11/59 C. Grossman L. Heath Observed {jupiter} 3 moons

4/12/59 J. Musgrave {jupiter}, {saturn}, & lots of other junk. Improved over a few hours ago

4/13/59 J. Musgrave & Carol Grossman. {venus}, {moon}, {neptune}, {uranus}, M3, {mars}, {jupiter}, Pallas, M13 & M57.

4/14/59 J. Musgrave: {venus}

4/14/59 J. Musgrave: {moon}.

4/15/59 S. Zarlenga: Venus. observed too late after sunset, disc

was too bright.

4/20/59 J. Musgrave: {moon}, Aristarchus's markings on floor

mapped.

4/21-22/59 J. Musgrave: {moon}, section XVIII. Again mapped

features on the floor of Aristarchus.

4/22/59 J. Musgrave: {moon} section XVIII.

4/22/59 C. Grossman studying, instruction

4/23-24/59 J. Musgrave: {moon} - seeing 0-1 transparency 0-1 (lousy!)!

4/27/59 J. Musgrave - study & observation of clouds, lightning, rain, and

assorted other terrestrial phenomena.

4/28/59. C. Grossman, friend & L. Heath. Venus & Jupiter.

**80

J. Musgrave 4/28-29/59: {jupiter}, {moon}, transparency -1 seeing 0-1

4-29-59 12:30 PM E. Moore. Removed certain red

& yellow filters ( personal and Yerkes property)

needed at Yerkes.

4-29-59 J. Musgrave - {uranus}, {mars}, and other junk.

(4-30)-(5-1)/59 J. Musgrave. Observing better than yesterday transp -2

seeing -3

5/1-2/59 J. Musgrave: {jupiter} & other junk. transp. -3

seeing -3-4

**81

5-2-59 11:00 - 1:00 Tom Lisco - Teaching

use of telescope. Sky nice - 7-8.

J. Musgrave: 5/2-3/59?. {jupiter}, {saturn}, and other junk. Corrected clock

by WWV & Dominion Observatory of Canada to nearest 1/10 of a

second - Will see later how accurately it keeps time.

J. Musgrave 5/4/59. Sky cleared up as evening progressed - seeing

fairly good.

J. Musgrave 5/4/59 - {venus}, {sun}, tried to get {mercury}, but too close to {sun}.

J. Musgrave 5/4/59 - {jupiter}, and also located a number of double

stars for work in determining seeing conditions. transparency -1

seeing -1

J. Musgrave 5/5-6/59 viewing doubles transp. -3

seeing - 4-5

J. Musgrave 5/6/59 - Again a fine night through clouds.

D. Hoxie 5/6/59 General observing. Mars and Venus seeing: BAD

J. Lubor 5/7/59 Seeing miserable, Jupiter. Drive OK.

J. Musgrave 5/7/59 - Seeing 0 (0+0 = a worthless night)

Transpar. - 0

J. Musgrave 5/8/59 : Clear at first but clouded over as night

progressed.

J. Musgrave 5/9/59 - sharp - but only occasionally - through clouds.

D. Hoxie 5/11/59 - observed moon, venus, Jupiter, M57, good viewing

through occasional clear areas.

J. Musgrave 5/11/59 - intermittent viewing.

J. Musgrave 5/12/59 - cloudy turning to rain abruptly before 11.p.m (C.S.T.)

J. Musgrave 5/13-14/59 Lots and Lots of clouds, but no stars.

J. Musgrave 5/14/59 - More clouds!

**82

M. Ash, G. Comstock 5/15/59 Checked out by Lisco

J. Musgrave & X others - viewing the universe

R. Martin 5/16/59 observed jupiter and saturn through

D. Hoxie clouds. concluded Dec. slow motion

nonoperating but was unable to remedy

the trouble.

D. Hoxie 5/16/59 Venus, Mars, Moon, M13

J. Musgrave 5/16/59 - "junk" viewing.

J. Lubor, David Fair 5/17/59 Seeing very good, Venus,

Jupiter & Moon.

J. Musgrave 5/17/59 Seeing & transp. very good | clouded over toward

Again observing the firmament | A.M -

5/18/59 C. Grossman | cloud and lightning observing

J. Musgrave - L. Heath |

J. Musgrave 5/19/59: {moon}, Section XVIII seeing 2-3

trans - 2

J. Musgrave 5/20/59: Lots of rain, No stars.

L. Heath, J. Musgrave 5/21/59 Clouds, & more clouds.

L. Heath, J. Musgrave 5/22/59 cloud observing.

L. Heath, J. Musgrave 5/23/59 {moon}, intensive study of lunar features, and

instruction in use of setting circles!

J. Musgrave 5/24/59 fairly clear between clouds

J. Musgrave 5/25-26/59 Rain

J. Musgrave 5/26-27/59: Only occasional clear spots between

clouds & rain & lightning & other trash.

**83

5/27/59 Tom Lisco with Jim Kazanis.

Seeing 9+ very steady if not too transparent

Were able to use the 1/4 inch to good advantage!

Jupiter and Saturn very nice. Other miscellaneous

observing. 11:15 - 1:10

seeing - 4 -

transp. - 2-3

5/29/59 - J. Musgrave, C. Grossman (& friend), T. Lisco; Planetary obs.

5/30/59 - J. Musgrave - seeing 2-3 trans -1-2

6/1/59 - J. Musgrave - Planetary Obs seeing 3-4

trans. 3-4

6/2/59 - J. Musgrave - " someone again left obs. in

a "mess" - door to room unlocked when

I came up).

6/2/59 J. Musgrave: {jupiter}, {saturn}, M13 seeing -4

K. Shephard trans -4

6/3/59 C. Grossman & friend (Liz Heath) Observing

excellent. Very stable & clear (till clouded

about 11:30) Jupiter, Vega & area, Antares

6/4/59 J. Kazani with friends. Observing very good, though

cloudy. (10:20 - 11:40). Saw Jupiter bands very clearly. Saturn also.

6/4-5/59 : J. Musgrave - trans. 3 (between clouds) seeing 3-4

6/6/59 A.M. J. Musgrave trans 1-2 (smog) seeing 3

6/6/59 P.M. J. Musgrave trans 2 seeing 3

6/7/59 J. Musgrave trans - 2-3 seeing - 3

6/10/59 J. Musgrave & Distinguished Obs. {???}

Nebular & Lunar Obs.

6/13/59 - 2:00 - 2:40. J. Kazanis with friend. Jupiter, Saturn.

6/13/59 - J. Musgrave - Planetary & Messier obs. seeing - 4

trans. - 4

**84

6/22/59 10:30 - 11:45 pm L. Davidson miscellaneous obs.

There are 2 burnt-out lights, red one & one in 550

Lock on door of 550 seems a wreck, took 15 minutes

to get the key out & now can't lock it.

7/7/59 11:00 - 12:30 J. Kazanis & Friends

Jupiter & Moons, Saturn & misc.

7/14/59 9:30 - 10:50 J. Kazanis & Friends As above.

7/15/59 10-11 J. E. Baptist. Misc.

7/16/59 2 - 3:30 PM sunspots,

sketched the one (I think) that

recently disrupted radio

communications, some grainy

detail seen at the limbs,

projection only, used with

low power, Dick Gordon

7/17/59 2-3:30 PM some sunspots

on receding limb Dick Gordon

8:30 - 9:45 dome stuck,

couldn't close, no club

help available. engineer

will come in morning

7/20/59 10 AM dome hasn't

been closed yet, the weekend

rain didn't affect the telescope at all

**85

7-24-59 10 - 11 J. E. Baptist & Friend Misc

7-31-59 10 AM Gordon and

friend George {???}

9/25/59 4 PM looked place over,

found door to roof open

Gordon

10/2/59 8:30 PM Looked place over, brought

6" f/4 reflector & some satellite observing

equipment. With friend. J. Caplan

10/3/59 - J. Musgrave - Clouds ! Door to roof unlocked & lights on.

10/11/59 - J. Musgrave - Seeing - 5+ Trans - 3+ used 4mm eyepiece on {moon}

10/12/59 - J. Musgrave - Cloudy, but trans. good between clouds. {moon}

10/15/59 - J. Musgrave - {moon} section XVIII seeing 4+

trans 3+ (between clouds)

10/17/59 - J. Musgrave - {sun}, who ever was up before me didn't sign in.

10/17/59 - J. Musgrave - {moon}, section XVIII seeing 5 - 6

trans 3 - 3.5

10/19/59 Steve Zarlenga observed sunspots,

played with calculator. Studied

10/18/59 - J. Musgrave - {moon} seeing 5-6+ trans 3.5

10/19/59 - J. Musgrave & friend - {moon} seeing 5 trans 3.5

10/24/59 - J. Caplan and R Schild. Looked at old

photographs

10/30/59 - George Comstock - Instructed Paul Kosinski

in use of scope - good view of clouds & mist !!

(user before me left red light on)

10/31/59. J. Musgrave

**86

11/4/59 J. Musgrave cool & windy

11/7/59 J. Musgrave Instructed J. Ash & P. Oppenheimer in use of telescope

11/8/59 R. Schild, T. Lisco, J. Musgrave, J. Caplan.

Observed M57, M31 (with f/4), Pleiades (f/4),

Vega diffraction, [[beta]] Cygni, [[epsilon]] Lyrae, M37, & large

bright (<-8) sattellite. Jet Plane? No! The Moon.

11/9/59 J. Musgrave M52, HIV 37, M81, M82, HI 256, HVI 33, [[beta]] Cygni,

M57, {moon}, [[alpha]] Lyrae (seeing >6-7 visibility =3.)

11/10/59 Tom Lisco, J. Musgrave, J. Caplan & Nat Sci -

Clouded over - Teaching - 8:00 - 9:30 -

J. Caplan & Stuart Wright - observing

10:00 - 11:30 : M42, double cluster Perseus,

moon, etc.

11/11/59 T. Lisco - J. Musgrave - J. Caplan & Nat Sci -

11/14/59 J. Musgrave Checked out P. Oppenheimer

11/15/59 R. Schild, J. Caplan. Studied.

11/17/59 T. Lisco checked out J. Merskin

11/18/59 J. Merskin & J. Musgrave slight haze moon etc.

observed.

11/19/59 J. Musgrave {moon}

11/21/59 - J. Merskin Dome stuck took

hour or so to close - moon,

M42, M35, - Tried HIV45 without

much success same on M41 - Sirius & companion

white dwarf?

**87

11/22/59 U.T. C. Grossman, J. Caplan, R. Gilsdorf.

Observed Moon through clouds. Completely clouded over

1 AM.

11/25/'59 Dick Gordon, intended

to do meteor photgraphy

from roof, solid clouds.

borrowed U of C undergraduate

catalogue. shut off radiation

in darkroom; leaking badly.

11/27/'59 6:30, arrived for

meteor photography. someone

(who didn't register here) left observatory

light on. 11:30 8 exposures

made, no meteors seen. cold,

windy, fairly clear.

11/27/59 J. Caplan, R. Schild, A. Schatzel

Arrived 10:50. Aurora visible. Observed M42, also

Sirius and comapanion. Companion located with respect

to Sirius in a direction approximately opposite the finder,

as seen through eyepiece; separation approximately 5'.

Images definitely not co-focal; comapanion focuses about

.4 inches behind focus of Sirius, and must therefore

be located nearer than Moon. Theory would require that

all bright stars be accompanied by similar female companions

TRUE!

**88

of comparable magnitude difference.

12/3/59: J. Musgrave {moon}, M42, - Checked out Susan Burghorn -

12/9/59 C. Grossman, J. Caplan. 8 AM

Observed Venus near meridian. Piece of

wire someone had substituted for a missing pin on

[[alpha]] lock broke, and connecting rod and other

pin fell onto the floor. Put back together, with

bolt in place of missing pin.

12/9/59 - G. Comstock - moon, Orion Neb., etc.

sky clear but atmosphere very unsteady (as usual)

12/15 - J. Bartels - room open, lights on, roof door locked - where are you, Caplan?

Sirius blazing away like mad even without telescope - why not

send me notifications of your club meetings? - 1423x West House

- moon, Sirius, white dwarf - several open clusters - hazy. moon too bright

12/15/59 J. Musgrave & guests - {moon} - M42 - seeing - 5 transp. - 3 - 3.5

1/4/60 C. Grossman - Our observing clear but not steady. Cold

Lock was hard to unlock

1/8/60 Tom Lisco Teaching Paul Schott - checked

out. Also teaching Mr. & Mrs Gilbert. 4:00 - 5:00

5:30 - 6:45.

1/9/60 J. Musgrave - Fixed Lock

1/10-11/60 J. Musgrave - Oiled Dome - {moon} -

1/15/60 poor seeing 11 PM to 12 PM observed

Sirius, moon, Orion nebulae Paul Schott

**89

1/16/60 J. Musgrave 0100 - 0140 - GMT - {moon} - section XVIII

1/17-18/60 - 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 A.M. - Misc Observing & studying.

Transparency 3

Seeing 3 - Generally Poor became cloudy. Oh well !!

temperature 6deg. above zero Tom Lisco

Jan 22-23, 1960 7:30 PM - 7:00 AM

Dick Gordon and Helmut Hirsch

meteor photography with rotary

shutter - similar setup being

used simultaneously for parallax

observations, occasional clouds -

only half of expected exposures taken

sky optically poor. ate and slept

all night

"They said it couldn't be done!" But we did it, we survived

another night of the cold and of our own "home cooking"

Helmut V.B. Hirsch

Jan 23, 1960 AD

P.S. Miss Williams!

it was awful boring and lonesome up here with-

out you, and it was awful cold

Love & kisses

Helmut Jr.

We had music, candle-light, and

the moon, but not you.

WHAT KINDS OF IDIOTS

ARE BEING LET IN HERE?

[all kinds]

**90

1-24-60 - J. Kazanis Brrrrr !

1-26-60 S. Zarlenga

2/4/60 J. Musgrave Seeing - 3 Trans. - 3 {venus}, {saturn}, {jupiter}

2/14/60 J. Musgrave Seeing - 3.5 Trans. - 2.5 {moon} Sec. XVIII

2/20/60 Richard Gordon and Miss Williams !!

7:00 p.m.. Freezing !! (?) - the weather

that is. Missed dinner - books are

edible (better with salt!). Gee, Tom I

really missed ya' sat. night.

Such Rot! What kind of Astronomers

are you anyway. You should not be allowed

the priviledge of using the equipment

in this observatory.

- Alan Binder

Binder: You may be Assistant at Yerkes Obs.

quite right, but you are

not making the rules here. T. L.

2-29-60 A.M. J. Musgrave - seeing - 3.0 - trans. - 1.5 - 2.

2-29-60 P.M. J. Musgrave - seeing - 6 - trans. - 3 - 3.5 {moon}

1/3/60 Peter L. Oppenheimer 1400 & 0

3/1/60 J. Musgrave seeing - 5 {moon} clouded over

I. Churgin trans - 3.

3/2-3/60 J. Musgrave

3/3-4/60 J. Musgrave - seeing - 5 - trans. - 4 {moon}

3/4/60 J. Musgrave - seeing - 6.5 {moon} Best night of Year

1 March 1960 G. Barrow trans. - 4.5 - 5.0

3/5/60 J. Musgrave - Instructed Barry Schlesinger in use of telescope -

- seeing 5.0 trans. 4.0 {moon}

Carol Grossman & Meryl Daun gen. observing.

3/6/60 J. Musgrave - seeing - ? - trans. - 0 snowing

**91

3/7/60 J. Musgrave seeing - 9.0 trans - 3.5 {sun}

3/7-8/60 J. Musgrave seeing - ? trans - 0 cloudy - fixed lock to rt. ascension.

3/10/60 J. Musgrave trans - 3 seeing - 4.5 {moon}

3/12-13/60 J. Musgrave & X others trans - 2 -3.0 observed lunar eclipse -

seeing - 3.0 - 3.5 timed passage of umbra over

11 craters

15/3/60 Peter Oppenheimer.

3/16/60 J. Mirskin

3/24-25/60 Dick Gordon 8PM - 3PM - Schmidt - Mizar and

[[eta]] Virginis - focus apparently good

taught by J. Musgrave

Alles gang schön, mit ausnahne des telescopes!

RA not working at all - the drive

doesn't do anything for following.

here with Helmut Hirsch 3/25

3/26/60 J. Mirskin

3/26-27/60 Dick Gordon and brother, Dan

Schmidt - J. Musgrave fixed the RA

4/2/60 2:00 - 3:00 Mary Shultz, Al Binder

projected Sun image & observed sunspots

4/4-5/60 J. Musgrave {moon} seeing 3.5 - 4.0 trans - 3.5

4/5-6/60 J. Musgrave {moon} seeing 2 -3.0

D. Nelson trans 2.5 - 3.0

4/10-11/60 J. Musgrave {moon} - seeing 1.5 (Observatory improvement also)

I. Churgin trans. 4.0 - 4.5 (Clouded up later on)

4/11/60 J. Musgrave {sun} trans - 4.0

A. Norton seeing 2.5

**92

4-16-60 Stephen Zarlenga

am timing Elgin mariner clock against W.W.V.

W.W.V. 9:55 EST., E.M.C. 9:11 and 27 seconds

4/22-23/'60 D. Gordon - dome

shutter still stuck - slept, swept, left

----> [[epsilon]] {Gordon,Musgrave}

4/23-24/60 J. Churgin {jupiter} - seeing 4.5

J. Musgrave F. Goldfrank trans - 2.5

4/24-25/60 J. Musgrave seeing - 4.5 Comet 1959k/1960a; {jupiter};

T. Lisco trans - 3.5 {saturn} M4, M80

4/26/60 J. Musgrave Instructed T. Bentley in use of telescope

M. Thurman

4/27/60 6:30 PM Dick Gordon - Reset

Drive Governor

4/27-28/60 J. Musgrave - seeing - 3.5 {jupiter} - bright aurorae

trans - 3.5 in north

5/1/60 T. Lisco J. Musgrave - few sunspots, working on

antenna. Leave it alone

5/1/60 James Caplan & Kern Kymn. Moon. Clouds

interfered soon after we arrived.

5/2/60 J. Caplan, C. Dolnick, J. Bertels. Comet 1959k,

moon.

5/2/60 J. Musgrave - Checked out Mel Thurman & Rich Bentley -

{moon} seeing - 3.5 - 4.0 trans - 3.5 - 4.0

5/3/60 Gordon (6PM) with Hirsch

John! Can I borrow your

Calculus with anal. geo. ?

5-15-60 J. Musgrave - seeing - 4.0 {moon}, {saturn}, {jupiter}

S. Irving trans - 3.4

5-15-60 J. Musgrave - seeing - 3.5 {sun} - esteemed solar

P. Matnaru trans - 3.0 research -

5-15-60 J. Musgrave Checked out Ernest Kent

**93

5/17/60 E. Kent 11:30 - 1:00 - Just looking around

5/18/60 E. Kent 2:30 - 4:00 - sunspots

5/23/60 E. Kent 12:30 - 1:10 - Sky beautiful - set up

for photography - opened dome - clouds came - went to bed.

(brought up enlarger this noon)

5/23/60 Bentley & Thurman - Jupiter, Saturn - poor seeing

6-/2-3/60 J. Musgrave seeing - 4.8 {moon},{saturn},{jupiter}

P. Perron M. Bagor trans - 3.9

6/3/60 C. Grossman Gen. observation

6/3-4/60 J. Musgrave - Fantastic display of aurora in northern half of sky

(white and red) - A.M.- (6-4-60)

6/7/60 P. Schutt 2:00 - 2:30. Sunspots

6/7/60 12:00 E. Kent C. Cleaveland - photographed Wargentin

eyepiece proj. on 6" 4 sec. thru amber filter plate #6

6/14/60 : 800 DLS.

Gordon and Hirsch spent greater part of night in

observatory. Weather very unfavorable, rainy, cold. Hirsch, Gordon

IMPORTANT !!!

To all users of observatory!

Do not throw tin cans in waste paper

baskets downstairs. Leave tin cans and

glass in cans outside at loading

platform in back of building.

6-17-60 NUG

**94

6/20/60 10:00 AM Ernie Kent - developed above plate

8 min UFG - Med. good. (trifle too dark)

9:00 P.M. came up to print plate - no paper

developer - repaired shutter pulley at great risk

to dignity, also life & limb. Repaired obs. doorknob.

opened black box to see why circle and eyepiece lights not

working - much havoc inside, infinitely many wires

loose - took home to better equipment after burning hand

trying to solder with bunsen burner.

6/22/60 - Brought box back repaired & with 6V bulb

in hand light - promptly blew out bulb by plugging

in wrong socket; will replace soon. All lights (cicle & hand) need

12V. miniature screw base - can find none. Can anyone?

Ernie Kent

6/24/60 Dick Gordon, 9:00 AM

Tom: I'd like to clean the

Schmidt optics or have them

cleaned. What should I do?

6/24/60 Ernie Kent & B. Byrne - fixed intercom,

needed only a plug! push to talk & turn

off toggle when closing up. Observatory

unit does not need to be pushed.

Also reduced plate.

**95

plate V

6/24/60 - 1:00 AM S 40 secs ep proj on 6" dev UFG 8 min

too dark. Ernie Kent Plate IV

6/25/60 10: P.M. Ernie Kent {jupiter} <12 secs ep 6" UFG 7 min

defective plate, exp. seems good maybe a little dark

7/1-2/60 all night, Dick Gordon, Helmut Hirsch

photographed 427 in Cass. with Schmidt

pretty clear, little sky fog.

7/4-5/60 Ernie Kent & Bob Byrne watched fireworks,

{moon},{jupiter},{saturn}, & printed some plates (ecchh). Dick

why don't you make a light-tight box with a

back? J. Dulin - I missed you the other day

call me again & we'll specify a more exact

spot.

7/6/60 Tom Lisco - misc. observeing & Dyer-Bennett

Dick: Thanks for your note. I would like

to see the optics cleaned in both the

telescope and the Schmidt. However,

I don't know how to do it either. Why

don't you consult Thompson, or some other

text? If you are interested in doing USEFUL

things, why don't you

1. Fix the locking mechanism (If you

fail, don't despair, 50 years of Astronomy

Club members haven't been able to succeed)

2. Fix the Dome slot.

3. Fix the ladder.

**96

7/18/60 12:15 - 1:30 Ernie Kent & Dick Kane

{saturn} - {jupiter} loathsome haze ... blech

7/20/60 2:30 - 7:30 Dick Gordon, Helmut Hirsch

photography and developing. Ernie:

thanks for the permission to use the

enlarger. {sqrt}3 = 1.732050807+

{sqrt}5 = 2.236067899+ so what?

the dark room tub leaks

someone (?) left the observatory

light on

7/21/60 7 PM Dick Gordon, Set up

Perrotype Plate.

Mr. Dulin: Isn't that your

sleeping mat up there?

7/22/60 3 AM Yes P.B.T.A. Explain Later.

7/22-23/60 6 PM - 6 AM Dick Gordon. A wonderful

view of the lightning. Slept, thought.

7/30/60 6 PM - 9 PM Dick Gordon, Dusted

and oiled everything in the

observatory (except the drive and lenses)

8/16/60 Ernie Kent & Bob Byrne - 8:00 P.M. - 11:30

observed Echo I at 8:38 & 10:48, photographed

trail with color slides at 8:38, tried for shot of

disc with 6" at 10:48, 1/10 sec / kodak Royal X pan

it's in the soup now. Shot {saturn} with 6", plate III

**97

e.p. proj. with barlow out full on both, no

filter, 45 sec, & 10 min in U.F.G. - pretty good.

Who are all these people with

master keys? We were setting up, &

suddenly a hord of them came out

onto the roof. Later on they were fooling

around & making a ruckus. Also, who

wrecked the intercom again? Dick:

You're welcome to it anytime.

Attempt at Echo I disc just came out of soup

- no dice.

8/17/60 - 8:00 - 9:00 P.M. T. Lisco Checked out Bob Byrne. Looked

for Echo I however didn't see it. Saturn quite steady

8/17/60 - 10:30/1:30 Ernie Kent - printed plates

& tried shot of M42, haze interfered.

8/20/60 B. Byrne & E. Kent 8P.M. - 12 Observed

Echo I at 9:14 & 11:18. Had fairly good views

of disc with 6". Obcserved one of jupiter's moon's

shadow in transit. Perseid shower still giving

sporadically interesting viewing.

Some hero please repair ladder. It is

difficult to keep up with satelites, move

lumber, and maintain balance. Nearly broke my

head open due to fall.

**98

IMPORTANT !!

The police (campus) are

disenchanted with people who

keep the keys out for six days.

Please oblige.

Also, keys dropped in box

when no one is in office are

getting mixed up with other keys

and lost. They said we should

call the switchboard and have

the girl radio for the night man

to meet us at the security office

and take the keys (??)

Ernie Kent

Aug 31 Tried to get in to get

camera out, keys out Aug 24th not

back yet, had to get Janitor. who

thinks they're funny ?

**99

10-11/9/60, 0300, Dick Gordon with Jim Dwyer,

Moon (very good), Mars (lousy). Obs. key is

finally returned (I had left a personal

message on the front door of a certain

person a few days ago.) Found observatory

a mess: 1) Shutter rope broken (temp

repair made), 2) RA Lock not holding,

even though it tightens, 3) Telescope

put away in wrong position. / By the way,

about keys: they are our responsibility,

not the polices'; if someone keeps

them out indefinitely, we have to get

them back. P.S. What is the small

gold key for ?

9-17-60 J. Musgrave

9-18-60 J. Musgrave - cleaned up optical shop

9-24-60 J. Musgrave - cleaned up observatory - put temporary leg on ladder

9-25-60 J. Musgrave - worked on 3-inch - trans. 4, seeing 4

observed {venus},{moon},{jupiter},{saturn}

9-28-60 J. Musgrave - seing - 2.5 trans - 2.0 {moon}

9-30-60 J. Musgrave - seing - 5.9 trans - 4.9 {moon},{jupiter}

10-2-60 J. Musgrave - General Obs. - teaching of telescope

V. Robertson

10-4-60 J. Musgrave {moon},{jupiter} seeing - 3.0 Later on teaching use of

M. Caned trans. - 1.0 telescope to V. Robertson

10-5-60 J. Musgrave - checked out Van Robertson

10-8-60 J. Musgrave - checked out Nick Liepins

**100

10/21/60

11/3/60 J. Musgrave - general observing

11/4/60 J. Musgrave - checked out Dan Gordon

11/7/60 - Transit of Mercury - Photographs taken - Dan Gordon

11-28-60 - J. Musgrave - teaching use of telescope to John Poling

11-29-60 - J. Musgrave - checked out John Poling - seeing - 3.5

trans - 4.5

1/4/61 mars - transparency good - seeing as lousy as i've ever seen it.

11/4/60 - J. Musgrave - teaching use of telescope -

1/7/61 took 4 photos moon using projection & low power with

Unitron Astro Camera on the 6 inch. -- Dan Gordon

1/19/60 Looked at crescent mon, venus, and mars - good transparency

seeing lousy

objects in good viewing position though {???} going home

John Poling tomorrow

Barry Friedman

Phil

Hoyd Walker

2/10/61 - J. Musgrave {moon} - seeing - 3.5 - put temporary leg on ladder

trans - 2.5

2/11/61 Observed Mars - transparency poor but the air

was unusuallty steady - saw continent

marking easily - used 16mm. and 4 mm

John Poling eyepieces.

Solomon Sepsunol

Barry Friedman

2/13/61 J. Musgrave - {mars} seeing 3 trans 1

2/21/61 J. Musgrave - {moon}, {mars} seeing 3 trans 2

**101

March 3, 1961 J. Musgrave watched beginning of lunar eclipse through clouds.

March 16, 1961 J. Caplan & guest. Observed Venus near

meridian.

3/25/61 - J. Musgrave {moon}, seeing - 3.5 trans - 1.5

3/26/61 E. Kent {moon}

3/29/61 R. McDonnell teaching use of telescope -

J. Musgrave

3/31/61 D. Gordon Lunar Photography

3-31-61 John Musgrave - checked out R. McDonnell -

4/3/61 Barry Schlesinger general observing

Bob McDonnell

4/7/61 Barry Schlesinger, Jim Lerwer

Bob McDonnell general observing

4/7/61 D. Gordon Lunar and Planetary Photography

4/18/61 Barry Schlesinger, Bill Collins

Bob McDonnell general observing

4/21/61 Unsuccessful moon shots - clouded over -

Cleaned up the place and studied old photos

4/22/61 Barry Schlesinger, John Polling, Barry Friedman,

Sol Sepsunol, Bob McDonnell general observing

5/9/61 Barry Schlesinger

Bob McDonnell general observing

5/12/61 Bob McDonnell, Barry Schlesinger general observing

Bill Collins found earth satellite

{around} 10:20 C.S.T. ; resolved

by telescope into two

objects {around} 8' apart, total

magnitude varied

irregularly, brighter

than Vega at max.; one object {around} 10 times

as bright as the other; passed

near Dubhe, Kochab and Vega

**102

5/18/61 Barry Schlesinger, Don Willett

Robert McDonnell general observing

5/14/61 J. Musgrave, {saturn}, {jupiter}

5/21/61 Barry Schlesinger Attempted to get spectra

Bob McDonnell with diffraction grating,

got spectra, period.

Otherwise unsatisfactory

Observed satellit. First noticed

near Arcturus. Disappeared

at 12:00:50 AM +/- 5 sec near

d & [[epsilon]] Serpentis

5/22/61 J. Musgrave - {sun} } Richard L. Stern

checked out

Bill Collins

5/23/61 Bill Collins General Observation 8:00 - 10:30

5/27/61 Tom Lisco " "

5/27/61 Tom Robinson 8:00 - 2:30

5/28/61 J. Musgrave - {jupiter}

5/28/61 Tom M. Robinson 9:00 - 1:05

5/29/61 J. Musgrave - {moon}

6/5/61 Tom M. Robinson 10:00 - 12:15

6/12/61 Bob Byrne 11:30 PM 12:15 AM

poor observing

6/14/61 Bill Collins Poor observing Cs clouds

6/15/61 Bill Collins 9:40 - 11:00 Beautiful

Observed M57, M39, M13, [[epsilon]]1, [[epsilon]]2 Lyrae, etc.

**103

6/16/61 Bob Byrne 12 - 2:40 showed guests Bill Stub

and Art Meitzer, Juppiter & Saturn. Atmosphere

fairly unsteady but transparent.

6/20/61 J. Musgrave & guests - {moon}, {saturn}, {jupiter}.

seeing - 6 trans. 4+

6/28/61 - Bill Collins gnl. obserg.

7/3/61 Bill Collins M8?, M15 - fine object, Jupiter.

Hazy & clouds fter 11:15. 9:50 - 11:30 P.M.

9/29/61 - J. Musgrave - worked on telescope -

10/1/61 - J. Musgrave - teaching use of telescope to E. Freund -

10/3/61 - J. Musgrave - Checked out Erwin Freund.

10/7/61 - E. Freund - 2:00 - 4:30 AM - Nebl. in Orion, Echo satellite, Pleiades

10/9/61 - J. Musgrave - Astronomical Society

Open House

10/14/61 - E. Freund - 9:00 - 12:00 PM - helped guest D. Thornton photograph

moon - looked at Jup., Saturn, Neb. in Andromeda - Clear but dusty

- Polar. slow motion missing small screw - objective cockeyed

somebody ought

to get to

work on it

P.S. pictures just developed - quality good

10/16/61 - Don McKinney - Lunar Photography

10/16/61 - E. Freund, D. Thornton - attempted to rejuvenate

objective - uncertain whether improvement resulted. 8:00 - 12:00

( "Cleaned", spaced, adjusted lens, etc.)

10/19/61 - J. Musgrave - Teaching use of telescope -

10/21/61 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. E. Freund - worked on telescope

**104

Oct 20, 1961 - J. Musgrave - checked out Edward Schmidt, Louis True

and Bernard Enders for telescope.

Oct. 21, 1961 - E. Schmidt - looked at moon 12:00 - 12:30

Oct. 26, 1961 - True & Enders - Smashed Objective.

Oct 30, 1961 - Freund, Thornton - Lunar photography with new

equipment - right ascension slow motion in good order,

even if objective is smashed.

Gudell & True - Glued objective together (perfect)

Nov. 3 - E. Freund & guest D. Fleming - general observing

our compliments to the pair above who did such

a good job of repairing the objective.

Nov. 3/4 - E. Schmidt - observing fairly good

Nov 10/11 T. Robinson with guest

Gary Arenson. Observing awful

What objective? How about a good wide

angle eyepiece? 6:00 - 8:00, 1 - 2:30

11/18/61 R. McDonnell, B. Schlesinger & friends

Looked for comet; only

11/20/61 - E. Kent & K. Cleveland

mostly clouds. 7:30

12/14/61 E. Schmidt - Very cloudy - 8:00 - 8:30

1/13/61 E. Schmidt - 8:00 - 10:00

**105

1-28-62 - J. Musgrave - teaching use of telescope to John Sarracino

2-28-62 Tom Robinson - Photograph of

Perseid Cluster. Sky too bright - but clear

7:30 - 10:00

3-25-62 - John Musgrave

3-26-62 - Thornton, Freund - Cleaned Clock Drive, Gen. Obs.

Took off some of the weights that drive the clock - they

are now inside the pedestal.

3-30-62 N. Liepins, R. McDonnell, J. Poling, B. Schlesinger, et al.

9:00 - 10:00 testing and taking inventory of eyepieces. Eyepieces

need cleaning. Further testing is also needed as sky

was very hazy and Capella was the faintest

object that could be found easily (or at all)

4-3-62 - E. Freund - Check of clock over 2 hr. period - runs slightly fast.

4-11-62 Gordon and Hirsch: moon, Venus,

clouds, 7-8 PM

4-13-62 - J. Musgrave - checked out Gary Arenson and Helmut Hirsch

Schlesinger Poling

Friedman Braithwaite

Leipins, Donna Wilson

Tucker Guice

4-13-62 Robinson - looked at poor Comet -

4-15-62 Hirsch, and Weiner: Moon, Polaris,

Regulus, Double star (?). Visibility and

definition fair; slight overcast at

23:45. 8-12 pm. (How does the fine

adjustment on R.A. & Dec. setters

worn?)

**106

4/17/62 - Poling, Leipins, Schlesinger

Hachmolt, Labo ? -

saw - one lousy comet - vary faint (3rd mag)

lots of clouds

moon - air rather unsteady.

4/18/62 Gary Arenson & Douglas Korntos

General observing & sighted first mag. or better object

in the Big Dipper which moved at high velocity

toward Altair parallel to a line drawn

between Vega and Altair; time 12:30 - 12:40

Telescopically no shape visible - was this a

satellite? (We are in serious doubt as to the

nature of the object, as it passed directly

overhead at midnight! It's velocity indicated

that if it were in orbit it would be within

1000 mi. of Earth. {therefore} in the umbra?

What the hell was it?)

Sighted : Between [[beta]] & [[gamma]] Ursae Majoris - 00:30 hrs CDT

Set : 10deg. South of Altair - 00:40 hrs "

4/20/62 - E. Schmidt - cloudy & unsteady

4/21/62 - Poling - Friedman - Hoff - Goedken

12 noon - sky a bit too bright for good

observing.

**107

9:30 - 1:40

4/24 G. Chenson & ?. Robinson - "good"

seeing tonight. M3 interesting but

should have been better. Have seen

better in 1 1/4" inch. Moon interesting.

Nothin works - as usual - a lot of

changes and improvements need to be made.

A red flashlight would be a help.

The setting circles could have new lights

put in.

5/9 N. Leipins & S. Yaeger "Poor"

seeing tonight - Saw Moon

poor contrast

5/11 T. Robinson Poor everything Moon. first quarter

G. Avenson. Chicago a lousy place indeed. 10:00 - 11:00

5/14 T. Robinson & D. Thornton.

Took Pictures of the moon

Seeing not too poor considering ....

Time 11:30 - 1:30

**108

5/15 Nick Leipins & Suzie Yaeger

Saw Venus - (goddess of Love)

She accepted my universe !!!

There's something magic about

this place.

THE END

and

THE BEGINING

5/16 Arenson, Robinson and Thornton -

Ares, , Leo, Capricorn

Venus hanging pregnantly in the sky

I'm glad the members are

having fun. (Lunar photography).

5/6/62 Hirsch & Guest. Dome not "correctly"

positioned, etc. Visibility fair.

Cleared up by 11:00.

6/13/62 Hirsch & Guest. - Visibility excellent

Distinction good. - Moon,

Venus. Unidentified Nebula. (9:00 - 11:30)

**109

6/27 - E. Freund & 1 guest 9:00 - 10:30 PM - Venus

6/28 - " " " " " 4:00 - 5:00 AM - Jup, Sat. Mars

4 Bands Jup., One band Sat. & 1 division

7/20-21 Robert McDonnell, Barry Schlesinger

and guests. Observed Jupiter, Saturn Moon.

Had to wait for beam of physics lab

accelerator to be turned off.

It is advisable to check Rm 450 to be sure

the accelerator is not on before going up to the

observatory. It also might help to leave a note

that you're up here to be certain they come

up and tell you before turning the beam on. (The

roof is not shielded). They're supposed to ask, but ...

Aug 8th, 62 - J. Musgrave - teaching use of telescope to Minming Tang

August 11, AM R. McDonnell

B. Schlesinger

guest

General observing with telescope - godd seeing

Used roof for Perseid hunt - 4 in one hour.

Further investigations indicate that the irradiated

roof is not the observatory roof. (According to the

University radiation protection officer. Further inquiries

should be made about the sign. The beam has been on

during spring quarter. So there.

Aug 23,' - J. Musgrave - checked out Minming Tang.

26 - Saw Jupiter & Saturn M.M.T

**110

8-27-62: Kent & guests - Jupiter & Saturn

11:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. - unsteady atmosphere.

8-28-62 Tang - Try to learn

to use circles - not musch success. Dome

did not shut. Called Musgrave. No answer.

Will call again & tomorrow morning. Hope

heat of day will enable dome to

close. - No rain forecast

8-29-62 Tang - This after noon, I

closed dome. Thing on to far. With

axe I lifted dome-door and put it

on the track. Closed all right

9-4-62 - Light in telescope was

on. Sky very overcast. Very

dark. Clouds observed out over

L. Michigan. B. Hirsch & Guest

9-7-62 - J. Musgrave, C. Tang - viewing the universe -

seeing - 5 excellent contrast

trans - 3+

Sept. 10 - J. Musgrave - clouded over

Sept. 11-62 J. Musgrave - photographed {venus}, {saturn}, {jupiter} and {moon}.

8/13 Looked at moon - too cloudy Tang

**111

8/19 Schmidt - Saw what appears to be a dim

blue star, C3 273 I think. Not too clear. Took spectrograph

through Schmidt.

8/20 Developed film of 8/19. Very strange. Does not

appear to have a spectrum.

8-22- Alva: observed the world through rose-colored

glasses

8/24 Schmidt- retook spec. of 273. Developed.

Still mo spectrum. Very Strange. Heard new singing

group, called the Beatles. Very Strange Schmidt

8/25 Looked at specs of 273. Just noticed a lot of

lines near the red end. Probably no significance. Schmidt

8-27 Ives. Looked at moon, vega, sirius.

had company. (Judy Jenks) Very apt pupil. Bad

viewing conditions. Didn't mind.

8/29 Schmidt. Retook 273 and a few other

stars. All except 273 had good spectra. 273

still seems to have one near the red end. It

seems to be a very good spectrum, just squashed

to one end. ????

8-29 Alva: I found spect. plates on desk. Why

not show them to head of Phy Dept?

8-30 - Alve: Could 273 be receding ??

9/1 - Schmidt - Plates missing. Alva had a good idea

I thought. But I calculated that if this was the case,

**112

it would have to be receding about 80%

the speed of light, and would obviously have

to be out of the galaxy. Farther out than any

previously known galaxy. Rediculas.

Looked at moon and Mars. Bad conditions.

9-5-62 - Ronal Yoke back from vacation in

Gary Ind. Boy, is the sky clear here!

9-6 Ives. Dome locked. Judy thinks she's

pregnant. Spilled coffee Reclassified by draft

board. Bad day.

9-11- Alva: Did you show Spectrographs

to Phy Dept? Why not.

9/12 Schmidt. Plates mising. Besides, no one

important is here from phy Dept. And the whole

thing seems too fantastic. Must be some mistake

Why don't you come up tomorrow about 1 AM

We'll take some more photos & specs & see if

I'm doing something wrong, or if the Schmidt's

kaput. I'm going back to school in a week

(Boston) so we don't have much time.

9/13 Schmidt & Alva. Came to observe, but someone in

observatory. Door locked. Will come back tomorrow.

9-13 Ives Judy is ok Learning astronomy

very well We looked at stars till 7 A.M.

9-14 - Alva & Schmidt visitied dome before

leaving for Bost. Couldn't find plates

or key chain I left here.

**113

9/22/62 - Hirsch & guest.

Jupiter & 4 moons. Axcellent visibility

for 1 hr.; then overcast returned.

John - the eyepiece holder

doen't it seem to "hold" too

well H.H.

9/27/62 Ed Schmidt

Jupiter & Saturn. Very clear.

9-28-62 - J. Musgrave - activities night.

9-29,31-62 - J. Musgrave - D. Gordon - {venus}, {saturn}, {jupiter}, {mars}.

10-6-62 - Tang & two lady friends. Cloudy

out. Sir Ed came up. - Did not appreciate

my friends

10-11-62 - E. Freund - Light was left on - dome stuck

but closed by Musgrave.

10-16-62 - J. Musgrave - College Physical Science Open House.

10-18-62 Arenson, Robinson

Jupiter interesting - central band(s)

very wide. Red spot easy.

Red light was left on!

**114

10-22-62 Robinson, Arenson

seeing ok for Chi

Jupiter still peculiar

10:20 - 11:30

Oct 24 - 62 Arenson

Tried to use Schmidt

Will try again

Oct 24-62 - G. Arenson and guest

Mike Hall 1:00 - 1:45

Jupiter & Trapezium

Good seeing

24 November - 62 The windows need

washing. Craven

Dick Gordon and ^ (the window washer)

Jupiter and Moons

February 8, 1963 - H. Hirsch, R. Gordon -

Saddened by the poor condition that

observatory is in !

**115

2/27/63 E. Kent & Co. - also dissapointed

3/1/63 N. Liepins, J. Benson, D. Scuman

Tried to find Comet Ikea (1963a). Haze on

horizon prevented finding object. Was supposed

to be 4.3 mag. with a tail 10 degrees long.

According to Harvard Obs. Announcement Card;

on Mar 2 the position will be ([[alpha]] = 2h08.9m;

d = -9deg.43.1' ). On the 4th it will be

([[alpha]] = 2h07.12m; d = -6deg.28.3' )

Saw Mars thru approx 100 power eyepiece.

White polar cap was clear & sharp. Dark

Markings (Greenish) crossed the surface.

Also saw the ever-popular Moon and

M42 in Orion

By the way, apparently the last

party using the scope, left dome

open about 6 inches. So ... after

wiping the apparatus free from snow and

water, we were all set ....

Lets shape up b_s_a_ds.

3/22/63 E. Schmidt - Last party left lens cap off

of finder scope. Let's do shape up.

3/23/63 H. Hirsch & guests -

3/29/63 - J. Musgrave - checked out Paul Knauth -

3/30/63 - Paul Knauth - Observed Moon - Theophilus, Posidonius in good

Positions along terminator. Observed Mars, seeing good, (at times

4 on scale 1-10,(10 best, 1 hopeless)) Solis Lacus had just gone

off. Polar cap small surrounded by dark markings. Phase effect

is quite noticible. Transparency 1/2 on scale 1-5 (5 best) Lunar Halo

due to cirrus clouds. Used my own eyepieces. Telescope is in

poor shape but can be fixed up. Clouded out utterly & completely at 10:00 (T:-1)

**116

April 1 Use telescope 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Avenson & Robinson. U.S.W.

April 1 9:30 PM - 12:00 Paul Knauth Looked at Diff. pattern of

Regulus. Slight bit of astigmatism present.

Coma negligible. The objective is evidently properly collimated

Cromatic Abberation (sp?) is really bad! Drive works well when

the slack is taken out of gears by approaching object from west.

Finder is beyond hope. Has coating between lenses of the objective

gone to pot? Resolution is very good, but didn't have time

to look at any close doubles. S:3 T:1-2 Strong wind.

Observed cool Lunar Halo Complex caused by cirrus clouds.

April 6 Paul Knauth 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 PM Showed Craig Bradley

around observatory and optical shop.

April 10 J. Arenson. Moon poor 9:00 - 10:30

dome sticking some.

April 16, Robinson, Arenson

9:00 - 10:00 P.M.

May 13. Arenson, Robinson guest

10:00 - 11:30

Someone ought to fix the rope!

May 14 Arenson and guest

Rope broke, tied off short -

seeing fair 11:50 - 1:20

**117

May 18 Arenson & Robinson - Mars small and

crummy - who cares

10:00 - 11:30

May 20 Arenson Robinson

10:20 - 11:20

June 18 Kent & Greenberg

12:00 Electric motor on scope found running

& finder scope off

June 21, 1963 D. Knauth, Borrowed

BA Chart #24 to look for

new Comet Alcock discovered June

19 with 12.5" refl. on farm

near Joliet. 3:00 PM

**118

June 24 P. Knauth and John Martin

10:30. Showed Martin around.

Door to this room was left open - wide open.

Fresh writing on window said David and Carolyn - Anyone we know?

**119

April 12, 1964 John Poling - took J. Martin

and D. Williams up

to show them how to use

the thing.

Everything worked O.K. except that

Dome opening sticks and the

rope has been broken so often it is

now too short - should be replaced.

April 14, 1964 John Poling - Checked out Martin

and Williams - they

passed O.K.

Looked at sliver of

moon and Venus -

looked O.K.

seeing was lousy

April 15 - John Martin- The darkroom appears to be nearly useless of present,

all films and chemicals are outdated, the Schmidt plate is gone, and

the solar enlarger is broken. Anyone interested in photography here has

much work to do.

April 21, John Poling - Martin & Williams

were gettin anxious

so I brought them up

again - seeing

lousy as usual.

Had trouble with drive.

April 22 David Williams - cleaned up a little

May 2 - David Williams & John Martin - looked at M-44(?)

viewing was lousy

**120

May 3 - John Martin - showed Carl Hoslel the equipment.

The slow motions both worked until the pin dropped

out of the worm gear on the R.A. drive. - Airy disks

beautiful - seeing much better than usual.

May 5 - John Poling

Will show Mr & Mrs Nelson

how to use equipment.

May 6 - David Williams - Showed Ken Muller

Haym Kruglak

Burtar Jones

R. J. Schneider how to use equipment.

May 8 - Replaced gear "pin" on slow motion R.A. - works OK. The rope for

the shutter has broke again - be careful when closing it since a knob

prevents easy sliding all the way - JM.

May 9 - David Williams & John Martin - showed guests Alcor & Mizar.

The shutter rope is broken beyond repair. Do not try to

use the telescope until it is replaced. Also - note that the

field of view rotates when the eyepiece is rotated - the asssembly

apparently is warped and should be straightened - this imperfect

alignment may be the cause of apparent astigmatism.

*May 10 - E. Freund - Observed condition of shutter described

above. Will probably do some work on things next week

if I have time (and assistance ??)

May 10 Arenson & Henriette Willeumin - rope broke

went home

will help

freund to fix -

**121

May 11, 1964 - Gary Arenson, Mike Hall

demonstrated equipment.

May 11, Instruction - Bob Nixon - M:3.6000

Bill Tanenbaum - New Dorm 3104X

Rich Brazitis - MUH-1106

John Martin - seeing {around} 2, Arcturus Airy disks invisible

May 14, Martin & Williams - replaced broken rope. demand $125 compensation.

Wiped surfaces (metal) clean

Practice session for Tanenbaum and Brazitis. Showed Bob Nixon Saturn at

4:00 AM - seeing very poor but rings were sharp - hint of bands.

May 15 - J. Martin - Checked out Brazitis & Tanenbaum - both O.K.

Seeing fair, transparency questionable & moon spectacular in

low power.

May 19 - J. Martin - general viewing session - eight people

up to see venus, Alcor, moon, [[epsilon]] Lyrae. Checked out Bob Nixon.

seeing miserable, transparency excellent, Airy disks invisible.

May 20 - E. Freund, J. Heckman, L. Walker.

Observed Venus, Antares, moon, Echo satellite,

Checked out Heckman. Don't like the

present rope, because it is too hard onthe

hands and too short - much better than

nothing however. * 9:25 - 9:45 PM CST

Room 550 and door to roof unlocked. How come?

5/23/64 - checked on log entry by E. Moore (1/8/59) and looked for

Schmidt plate holder - has anyone seen it since `59? - J. Martin

5/26/64 - John M - checked out William Fay

May 30 - E. Freund, D. Dodge, Allan Feldman. Too cloudy

June 1 - E. Freund, checked out D. Dodge, Allan Feldman.

6/6/64 - Fay and Martin, inspected Schmidt

to see what needs repair: 1. mirror recoating needed 2-

correcting lens very dirty. 3- plate holder can be improved

by replacing it with a circular curved plate which will

yield a field 2.94deg. in dia.

June 11 - David Williams - showed Jon Haebig procedure on telescope

No viewing at all.

June 13 - P. F. Brazitis - viewing good, but could not find star**122

(6:00 - 9:00) CST

June 24 - P. F. Brazinis was here, viewing lunar eclipse

and examining Schmidt camera with Barry Schlesinger

and Bill Fay. Moon not visible until out

of shadow because of sky brightness & Gary

haze.

June 25 - (9:45 - 1:00 AM) W. Fay am going

to have mirror for Schmidt camera aluminized

The telescope has been temporarily Recounterweighted

But don't trust them leave it as it is!

Be back.

June 26 - (7:20 - 9:40) - W. Fay and D. Williams

Machined a counterweight for the Schmidt mirror

Took out mirror to be realuminized.

Checked out Jon Haebig. Viewing relatively good.

June 28 (8:00 - 10:00) - W. Fay has returned! (922-4488)

& talked with the optical shop at Adler Planetarium.

they do not do any aluminizing, they send all of their

stuff out to Leroy Clausing 8038 N. Monticello

Skokie CO7-3399 (hours on weekdays only not Saturday.)

home 720 Greenwood Wilmet AL1-4276

The God Damn Drain is stopped up

and the pipes leak. Get on Woloweic

to fix them! Viewing fair. Set Declination

rings to +/-1/2deg.

**123

June 29 (7:30 - 11:00) The master is Back!

I had the eye mount remachined we made

the bushing 2" long. Tomorrow I hope to make

an adaptor bushing for .965" to 1 1/4" for small

eyepieces. I also hope to have made an

adaptor mount for a 35mm camera made

by the end of the week. Tomorrow I pick up my

35mm. Viewing fair some overcast brought

Tony Walts up showed him around he doesn't

seem like a prospect for the society.

Viewed Antares, vega, [[epsilon]]1 and [[epsilon]]2 Lyrae

was able to resolve both [[epsilon]]1, [[epsilon]]2 into component doubles.

diffraction patterns were sharp around Arcturus; at slight

out of focus center was deep purple edges yellow.

All images were stable.

Noticed the slow travel on R.A. slipps badly

Notice: drains have a tendency to

stop up when they handle photography work

run hot water down them for {around}15 min after

using them. Also note that sink in main room

has leak in it. keep a pan under it and sit on

woloweic or engineer. Also note that both

sinks are connected together when on backs up

so does the other

I have taken out the 1964 Amer. Ephemeris & Naut Alm

Wm. Fay - 468-8281

**124

July 3 (6:30 - 10:30) William Fay observed sun and

noted that 0h0m on R.A. corresponds to sunset.

Dec. is set to +/-5' experimented with direct photography

on Arcturus. found and made readings on M13

at 9:18 CST 19h44m; +36deg. 30' N. through shortest

(7-3-64)

eyepiece M13 takes up {about} whole field. component stars visible

splendid sight only occasional blurring image steady,

transparency fine; Stability good, atmosphere hazy.

Much light in sky but detail still visible estimated

12 magnitude dimmest visible object.

July 6 & 10 Wm. Fay No observations am preparing photographic

equipment. Please respect My Property!

July 13 W Fay didn't do much of anything They turned

the beam on as soon as I got upstairs.

July 14 W. Fay On This memorable day I took my

first picture through the telescope (the adaptor

for Miranda 35mm works). Object M of S & I ... overcast

some showers going to supply us with some extra weights,

lights for the rings and new wiring for same. Will

tackle problem of stubborn shutter next. Still no word

about the schmidt mirror.

July 16 W. Fay & Mr E. C. Fay Appraised repairs on

clock drive removed motor, clock and

connecting will clean adjust repair and calibrate -

Will contact Warner & Swasey (Cleveland, Ohio)

for information on their work will do nice work

G. A. T. C. -

**125

July 25 (10:45 - 11:35) David Williams - viewing fairly poor/ pan under

sink was filled to overflowing, emptied & mopped up

Aug 30 (1:30 - 3:00) G. D. Chicago atmosphere got in the way of

a good view of Jupiter.

Notice to W. F. - please replace adjustment and lock knobs.

very inconvenient without them.

Will Where the Hell have you been !!!

You leave all the fucked up stuff around

for someone else to work on. You haven't

done a Damn thing for this observatory

so keep your God Damn trap shut.

Tough Shit for you W. C. Fay

P. S. If I find anyone fucking

around with the telescope without

speaking to me first They will

wind up like 3 Civil Rights workers

in Mississippi But nobody will

ever find the evidence!

Is that Clear ??

**126

September 28th 9h12m (CST) [Sept 29d3h12m U.T.]

Wm. C. Fay - Since No active Members Have been

around this summer or interum. This will

be the last entry in the Log! Starting

1964 Oct 1d0h0.0m .... U.T. (7:00 PM Sept 30 C.D.T.)

a new log will be started. It will be bound.

So plan your entries well and don't fill it with

any dribble. Just essential, juicy information

(i.e. 36-24-35). I emphasize include all quantitative data

possible without being assinine. (dates times

lengths of exposure, R.A., Dec., H.A., approx Mag., etc)

[Only a suggestion; Don't Bring up people who are only

impressed. It is best if they are also interested ....

in astronomy, or what what ever else you too are interested in.

It is for your own good. Otherwise if the

animal urge is too great use the

Mandel Court by Botany.]

Seriously I hope we will put out some

interesting work. Sol. Krasner, Ph.D.

is interested in seeing what we

can produce and Peter O. Vandervoort PhD

(Yerkes) May be able to help with technical

problems. If you kneed anything from

Mr. Woloweic, I am on good terms with him, so ----

**127

Student Activities Night is Friday, Oct. 2, 1964

I will be there with all useful materials.

My new Campus Address id: 1164 E. 54th Pl.

Phone is: 324-3310

Please enter the name(s) and addresse(s) of

all people you bring up to the observatory for

the first time. There after use only

their Name. Do not use "& guest(s)"!

this is important for your sake!

Sept 29 2:30 PM J. Martin - looks like there's been

a good summer's work put in. I'll but the new

log

Oct 10 `64 1-230 a.m. A. Feldman & D. Dodge

Saw a planet; not well-enough educated to know

which. Clouds harrassed us.

Oct. 10 9-11 p.m. A. Feldman & D. Dodge.

Returned to Jupiter. Relatively good viewing. Catch

mechanism that holds up weight in tracking clock is

not working properly. It seems that a small spring behind the

catch is not in place. We did not have enough light or time

to fix it.

**128

Oct 23 - A. Feldman 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. Observed Jupiter (& 4 moons)

and Saturn. Bill Fay: my name is still

not on the list. I got the keys only through

the intervention of a kind cop.