Began: 2/9/13 7:41 PM
Finished: 2/10/13 1:10 AM
Seeing: II. Mostly stable
Today/tonight was forecast (correctly) to be a good night for astronomy so I decided to pack up and head for green sky conditions leaving my orange sky behind. An hour and twenty minutes later I was in green sky teritory.
What fun! Constellations jumped out and grabed you, I could see all sorts of faint fuzzies that have been elluding me for a while now. Well worth the time and effort. I’ll be making this trip several more times. Next time, however, I think I will make it around 2am or so to observe during the morning hours instead of the evening hours, as I have already observed quite a bit of the early-mid evening Messier objects visible this time of the year.
I didn’t expect the trip to be this successful and was able to observe all but one of the objects on my list, so I started observing things I could find on my star charts. That morning was church and then a birthday party for one of my daughters, so when I exhausted my list, I decided to head home.
With this session complete, this places me at 50 of 110 Messier objects observed!