As is often the case in the hours before the first cirrus arrives, the seeing on the desert floor was very good last night. I had my 18" scope at 600x, and the image of Saturn was holding up well. Since I brought the camera along, I took a pause from the marathon to shoot this image. http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/110757019 As the clouds thickened, it turned into a long pause lasting until well past sunrise. Tom -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.