Glad to see it finally panned out for you. It was mostly clear up here with some cloud banks here and there. Stan Steve Coe wrote: >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. > > > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.