Adam and Geoff were the only two members to marathon all evening. Each bagged 109 objects. When M30 finally reached our horizon, the sky was too bright. The weather was warm and moderate this time around at the Two Trees location. It did get a little chilly during the "layover" period. For the most part and for the majority of the evening, the sky was fantastic. My campaign was via my Starmaster with a 22mm Panoptic. = However, the Sombrero was so very crisp that the 8mm Radian was called for :) Another favorite, M51, got lots of attention during the evening because the sky was so very good. While we kept mostly to the program, the sky did demand a few little detours here and there.. Numerous members and visitors stopped in for a chat and to perform some of their own observing. Ara came by with his huge binoculars. OMG - those binos are supurb! I would just be checking off an open cluster on my list, having enjoyed the view, and then Ara would have it in the binos and simply blow away the view I had just enjoyed. The stereo vision in this instrument is amazing - the depth of the objects snapping into view - (no - bad, bad =3D=3D=3Dwrite 500 times, We will n= ot order giant Binos. We will not order giant Binos. We WILL order giant Binos. We WILL order ........ ........) Sadly Thom and Ellen could not make the drive this year, so there was not a warming tent with a propane heater, and there was no MM dinner. = It was fortunate that the weather was nice. I have gotten spoiled with the warming tent. We missed your company guys. ________________________________________________________________________= Interested in getting caught up on today's news? Click here to checkout USA TODAY Headlines. http://track.juno.com/s/lc?s=3D198954&u=3Dhttp://www.usatoday.com/news/f= ront.htm?csp=3D24 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.