Howdy all; Well, I did get some observing in at Sentinel this weekend. It was just me. I did give myself a scope set up I have not used before..I piggybacked the Orion 100mm f/6 RFT refractor on the back of the Nexstar 11 and it turned out to be a very useful setup. Having the high power view and the rich field view both available at the same time is very interesting. There were a few clouds on the horizon on Sunday night, mostly over the Tucson area. I did some observations of open clusters and nebulae in Vulpecula and Lacerta, I will post some observations later. Comet Macholz is south of Lepus and I saved it for last. I could not see it naked eye, but it was about 7th magnitude in the refractor. There was no tail that I could see, but the core was offset within the coma, so one may be forming. As I understand it, this comet will pass near the Pleiades in January, should make for some fun pictures. At midnight, just as I was tearing down, there were a few lightening strikes way off to the south. So, I think that the weather was closing in yet again. I was happy to get in four or five hours of some good observing. I had no trouble what so ever with people trying to make their way over the border. It was quiet all night. Maybe next New Moon will be better; Steve Coe P.S. I did retrieve my hockey pucks..I left the tripod, but I got the hockey pucks;-) -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.