Friday, April 25, 2008

fantastic skies (Union)

The skies looked spectacular from Mom's backyard!

Saturn was still brighter than Regulus. Mars had shifted up a little more to the east, forming an equilateral triangle with Pollux and Castor. Cancer was easily spotted. Ursa Major completely upside-down.

Not as much glow from St. Thomas.

I briefly considered observing. But I had not brought down any of the usual gear. I had not collimated the Newtonian. Mom, very tired, had already turned in. And I was tired from the drive and late-night summer tire change on Mom's car. I then considered whole sky observing. Maybe I'd catch some Lyrids...

Instead, I retired to the house, a glass of scotch, and a bad horror flick.

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