Ursa Major continues high in the dome, as it was during April. Note the comparison to report (in pink) and the location Skymap expects it to be (in blue).
- At 23:00 hrs MDT, Wednesday, the dipper handle was pointing Southeast, Azi 135°. The handle rotation is starting earlier.
- El Paso, May 4
- I don't know what reports you are receiving about this but last night at about 10 I went out in my balcony (facing North) to have a look at the stars and for a bit of fresh air. Searching for the Big Bear at its usual place i.e. in front of me I had to search for it and to my surprise I found it above my head and the polar star to the East. If you have had same reports, this confirms that the crust has shifted for a good 30 degrees.
- Giusmar, Italy, May 8
Per Skymap, the cup should be Azi 345° to Azi 7°, NORTH, not WNW which is Azi 293° and the cup should be 30° North of the dome, not 10°.
- Dipper handle first star was 10° North of the dome and cup was West West of old true North. Rotation had the handle pointing to Azi 125/130°.
- El Paso, May 11
Per Skymap, Ursa Major should be NW at Azi 315° to 328° at 2:00 AM, with the handle pointing to 175°. Ursa Major is thus appearing WEST of where expected, which is in keeping with the stalled orbit observations during the Summer of 2004, etc.
- Last Night I was awake until about 02:00 Sunday [May 15] AM and I watched the dipper from 09:30 Sat [May 14]. Big Dipper was north and East of dome to Azi 355° (west of dome) with handle pointing Azi 175°.
- El Paso, May 15