Monday, October 10, 2016

third time's a charm (Bradford)

What a night! I was already in a good mood going into my third evening. I had not expected that! Three clear nights in a row, FTW. My collimation exercise went very well, better than expected. I saw a bunch of very cool double and multi-star systems. I was able to keep warm despite the low temperature! And it seems I went deep. Low, low magnitudes. Amazing even though I'm not far from the polluted Toronto light dome. And, just before returning inside, as I took in the whole sky, Little Dipper hanging from a hook, Orion, Taurus, and Auriga rising, Pegasus falling, a meteor—for good measure—headed from the west into Auriga. Awesome finish.

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