The 14th Astro Party of the users of the Astronomical Forum in Zatom has been completed. That was a fantastic time spent getting to know colleagues from the forum, hardware tests and discussions about equipment and astronomy in isolation from everyday life. Of course at night we had the opportunity for visual observation and astro-photo sessions. Zatom has been the Forum’s members meeting place for many years, mainly due to its location and good observation conditions.
Unfortunately, only one of the three nights was good enough (no clouds) to start observing and taking photos. However this dit not last long because the fog came at 3 in the morning. The high air humidity, moisture condensing on the equipment and transparency of the air forced me to end the photo sessions . But amateurs of the night sky are not so easy to be discouraged, so together with my friends we started visual observations. We finished at 4:30 in the morning. Of course, Astro Party does not only mean night sessions. During the day there was time for integration, sun observation, workshops, trips, the award ceremony in various Forum competitions…. and endless conversations… about one topic, of course
That was a great time!