Howdy all; There are about 25 scopes and 40 folks at the StarBQ star party last night, including several folks from Celestron. We got some rain and lightning early in the evening and then it cleared by 11 PM. I had torn down the scope, so I pulled out my Leupold 10X50 binoculars and enjoyed an hour or so scanning all those Milky Way goodies. I found them much easier to use sitting in a chair, where I could hold them steadier. Starting with M 6 and 7 in Scorpius, scanning through Sagittarius and Ophiuchus onto Cygnus was a lot of fun. Excellent views of clusters and nebulae. I also watched the Celestron gang, along with Dean from Starizona do some imaging with a variety of scopes. Just amazing what the combination of modern cameras and software can do with very short exposures. Keven wound up with a great shot of the Lagoon and another of M 6 using a C 6 scope in Alt-Az mode! The softward just makes the stars round. Wow. I am hoping for a clearer night tonight, we shall see; Steve Coe -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.