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First observations from Skinakas

From 30/6 up to 5/7 I found myself observing from Skinakas Observatory for the first time (doing photometry tests on a number of exoplanet candidates) ! That was really a great experience and I enjoyed much both the procedure of observations and the stay there at the mountaintop. Only the weather could have been a little better the last nights as the humidity was getting very high, halting the observations. Anyway, we cannot predict yet the weather that good!

skinakas2010aSkinakas‘ dome on the left and Capella‘s dome on the right, during the sunset.

skinakas2010bSharing the mountaintop.