I spent the weekend (Fri & Sat. nights) in Cabeza Prieta NWR which is about 35 mi. south of Sentinel. Both nights were cloudless. Fri night transparency was low and heavy dew sent me to the tent early. Sat. night was much better. As the moon set the earthshine was naked eye visible on the horizon after the thin crescent was below the horizon. The dark lanes in the Milky Way were very defined, seemed to be etched in the area near Cygnus. Naked eye views of M31 were the best I have ever seen. The oval shape could be seem apart from the core. Lighter dew Sat. Night The most disappointing part of the night was the Phoenix light dome, still very visible from this distance! Lynn -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.