I was doing photometry last night around midnight. It was 70 degrees. What a wonderful evening. It was one of the best nights I've seen in a long time. The sky was very clear, steady, transparent and reasonably dark for Phoenix. Mars was brilliant, but I did not have the energy to set up to observe it. I think tonight may be another excellent night. I may take a nap and try to get a peak at mars with my 12" LX200 after midnight. Jeff. -- Jeff Hopkins HPO SOFT http://www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html Hopkins Phoenix Observatory 7812 West Clayton Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85033-2439 U.S.A. www.hposoft.com -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.