Archive for August, 2020

Preparing for MOS observations with the GTC

Posted August 18, 2020 By grigoris

The pandemic of Covid-19 has obviously affected our observing runs also. ESO is (still) totally shut down while GTC after some off period it seems that it is under some limited operation. Our accepted observing program with GTC includes Mulit-Object Spectroscopic observations with the OSIRIS instrument. For this we need to prepare masks, i.e. metal […]

Some 2020 Perseids observed …

Posted August 17, 2020 By grigoris

It has been many many years since my last visual observations of meteors (back in 2010…). Last week I found the opportunity to observe a bit the peak of the Perseid shower. I observed for a couple of hours, just before the moon rise, from my place in the relatively light polluted Heraklion of Crete. […]