… so it doesn’t matter even if you’re moving rectilinearly, uniformly in a train. Well, even otherwise, you don’t need to struggle too much to observe from a train, which is precisely what I did today, early in the morning. Amar has done this in the past, using 10×50 binoculars – even more daringly – sitting at the train door and observing M81! Well, I have no binoculars, so I did some naked eye observing, and saw…
1. M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)
2. H and Chi Perseii
3. M42 (Orion Nebula)
4. M45 ( Pleiades)
7. And best of all, a fireball that blazed through the sky. It was orange in colour. It was quite slow, and left a conspicuous trail that remained even after it burnt off completely.
It is ideal to observe while travelling, because in between cities, we get less light-polluted skies – very nice skies in fact!
So next time you go on an outing during the observing season, do carry a pair of binoculars and a star-chart…. will help for sure!