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2015 Year End Report

Posted: 31 December 2015

The last day of 2015 dawned partly cloudy and the sky stayed that way. This was the final sunset in 2015 at Cassiopeia Observatory:


This is my 2015 Cassiopeia Observatory Year End Report.

As seen in this table, I had 141 sessions in the observatory in 2015 for a total of 382 hours. This was slightly better than 2014.


This chart shows the annual totals since the observatory saw "First Light" in August 2009:


A major highlight in 2015 was my receiving a Dark Sky Defender award from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA):


I took a total of 3531 photographs in 2015, not all of which were usable or posted on my Reports. Photos taken were of the observatory, accessories, weather, the sky, critters, people, and of course, various solar system and deep sky objects through my telescopes. Here is a photomontage of some of my photography in 2015:

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In 2015 I added the following accessories (links to reviews): Orion SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount, Gerd Neumann Bahtinov Mask for Camera Lens, Nikon D7200 DSLR, Apple iPhone 6s Plus, Netatmo Weather Station, and some software and books. You can see all my reviews on the Reviews page.

2015 was a pretty good year at Cassiopeia Observatory. Thanks for continuing to share in my experiences at Cassiopeia Observatory. Stay with me in 2016; three significant observatory upgrades are planned for early 2016. Best wishes and Clear Skies in 2016 to all!

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