Pleasure at Plettstone

by Brian Zehring

Rashad says it's a 12 foot ladder, Jim says it is a 10 foot ladder. For the record, it is an 8 foot ladder.

I really enjoyed the trip to Plettstone. Very relaxing. I wasn't feeling well due to the wind chill factor from arctic storm J.A.N.E centered over Blue Canyon the night before, so I don't have much to report.

The highlight for me, besides objects mentioned by Jim, Rashad and Mark, was seeing the supernova in NGC 3169 and nearby galaxies 3166, 3165. I also looked for Abell 28 in Ursa Major, but with no luck. Most definately user error, as I was ready for bed at that point. I have been simultaneously looking at ARP's, Abell's and Hicksons depending on the condition that evening. I also looked at several of the RASC's best NGC objects, the antennae in Corvus being one of my favorite. Sorry for the short report, I went to bed around 11:00, right when things got good, planning to get up around 2:00. But slept all the way through to 7:00.