Failed asteroid gazing leads to staring at Saturn and Jupiter

Posted By on June 20, 2018

Saturn180618Jupiter180618Here are a couple dots from an evening of star-gazing; the photo on the left is Saturn and the one on the right is Jupiterwouldn’t it be nice to have a telescope (hint – to my spacecamp daughter!)  

Actually I was attempting to get a glimpse of the asteroid 4 Vesta, which is the second largest in the asteroid belt behind the dwarf planet Ceres, but this would be nearly impossible with the naked eye or even binoculars or my longest telephoto lens. Oh well, it was a nice warm and clear night to be outside looking up at the sky. 



Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.